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Accelerated sea-level rise from West Antarctica

Authordc.contributor.authorThomas, R. 
Authordc.contributor.authorRignot, E. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorCasassa, Gino es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorRivera Ibáñez, Sergio es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorKanagaratnam, P. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorAcuña, César es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorAkins, T. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorBrecher, Henry es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorFrederick, E. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorGogineni, P. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorKrabill, W. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorManizade, S. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorRamamoorthy, H. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorRussell, R. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorSonntag, J. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorSwift, R. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorYungel, J. es_CL
Authordc.contributor.authorZwally, J. es_CL
Admission datedc.date.accessioned2007-05-07T20:38:04Z
Available datedc.date.available2007-05-07T20:38:04Z
Publication datedc.date.issued2004-10-08
Cita de ítemdc.identifier.citationSCIENCE 306 (5694): 255-258 OCT 8 2004en
Identifierdc.identifier.issn0036-8075
Identifierdc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.uchile.cl/handle/2250/117756
Abstractdc.description.abstractRecent aircraft and satellite laser altimeter surveys of the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica show that local glaciers are discharging about 250 cubic kilometers of ice per year to the ocean, almost 60% more than is accumulated within their catchment basins. This discharge is sufficient to raise sea level by more than 0.2 millimeters per year. Glacier thinning rates near the coast during 2002-2003 are much larger than those observed during the 1990s. Most of these glaciers flow into floating ice shelves over bedrock up to hundreds of meters deeper than previous estimates, providing exit routes for ice from further inland if ice-sheet collapse is under way.en
Lenguagedc.language.isoenen
Publisherdc.publisherAMER ASSOC ADVANCEMENT SCIENCEen
Keywordsdc.subjectPINE ISLAND GLACIERen
Títulodc.titleAccelerated sea-level rise from West Antarcticaen
Document typedc.typeArtículo de revistaen


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