West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet after local destabilization of the Amundsen Basin

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Note that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is not the same as East Antarctic. This paper is about the West Antarctic Ice Sheet which is melting rapidly. Right now, on a balance, the East Antarctic Ice Sheet(s) and Central Antarctica are gaining ice because snowfall, but if the West Antarctic Ice Sheet slips into the ocean sea levels will rise …