Antarctic glacier's past rapid retreat

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Research by New Zealand geoscientists, published overnight in the journal Nature Communications, reveals that Antarctic glaciers have retreated rapidly in the past, and that all it took was a minor climate warming.

A team led by Richard Jones, a postdoctoral research fellow at Victoria University, collected and analysed rocks from different elevations along the Mackay Glacier, which drains the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS).

Period26 Nov 2015

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