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West Antarctica Warmed Quickly … 20,000 Years Ago

West Antarctica Warmed Quickly … 20,000 Years Ago

Submitted by • August 15, 2013 www.livescience.com

A West Antarctica Ice Sheet Divide project researcher stands in a snow pit next to an ice core with data from 68,000 years ago. The prominent line across the middle of the ice separates one year's ice and snow accumulation from the next year’s accumulation. The modern meltdown of the Antarctic Ice Sheet mirrors the frozen continent's big thaw after the last ice age ended 20,000 years ago, a new study finds.

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