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Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought – study

crosson ice shelf
ICY WORLD. Part of the eastern flank of Crosson Ice Shelf (center left) and Mount Murphy (foreground) as viewed during a NASA IceBridge flight on October 23, 2012. Thwaites Ice Shelf lies beyond the highly fractured expanse of ice (center). John Sonntag via Nature

The Smith Glacier, spilling into the Amundsen Sea, shed up to 70 meters (230 feet) per year between 2002 and 2009, according to a study

PARIS, France (Oct. 27, 2016) — A large glacier in West Antarctica lost up to half a kilometer in thickness in 7 years, thinning more quickly than scientists thought possible, according to a study released Tuesday, October 25.  Continue reading Antarctic glacier thinning more rapidly than thought – study