New study suggests surprising wrinkle in history of West Antarctic Ice Sheet

The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. The reason for the rebound is that, relieved from the weight of the retreating ice, the Earth crust lifted. This made the ice re-advance towards the ocean. Unfortunately, this mechanism is much to slow to prevent dangerous sea-level rise caused by West Antarctica's ice-loss in the present and near future.

New study suggests surprising wrinkle in history of West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists generally have believed that since the end of the last Ice Age, about 15,000 years ago, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has been getting smaller and smaller, with its retreat ...

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Phys.org

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Seems to Be Good at Collapsing

Thu 14 Jun 18 from National Geographic

Shrinking ice sheet in the West Antarctic made a 'surprising comeback' 10,000 years ago

Researchers led by Colombia University found that loss of the massive amount of ice that was previously weighing down the seabed spurred uplift in the sea floor in West Antarctica.

Wed 13 Jun 18 from Daily Mail

West Antarctic Ice Sheet unlikely to reverse retreat

A new study of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet during the Holocene suggests the ice sheet is unlikely to reverse its accelerating retreat as it has in the past.

Fri 15 Jun 18 from UPI

What saved the West Antarctic Ice Sheet 10,000 years ago will not save it today

The retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago, scientists found. The reason for the rebound is that, relieved from the ...

Fri 15 Jun 18 from ScienceDaily

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