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Thinning Ice Caps

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The new elevation maps show that all latitudes of the Greenland ice sheet are affected by dynamic thinning - the loss of ice due to accelerated ice flow to the ocean.

The maps also show surprising, extensive thinning in Antarctica, affecting the ice sheet far inland. The study, led by Hamish Pritchard of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, England, was published September 24 in Nature.

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