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Ice mass could melt completely

The comparatively small Amundsen Basin plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the huge, so-called eternal ice of the West Antarctic ice sheet. If destabilised, the entire West Antarctica ice masses could...

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Record decline of polar ice sheets

Greenland’s and Antarctica’s ice sheets are declining at an unprecedented rate, researchers have found using new satellite technology. In total, the ice sheets are losing around 500 cubic kilometres of ice per year. This...