Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from the western Amundsen Sea shelf at a pre- or early LGM stage


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Defining the extent of the Last Glacial Maximum Antarctic Ice Sheet and the timing of its subsequent retreat still remains poorly understood for numerous drainage sectors. New marine geoscientific field data from a formerly unstudied West Antarctic continental shelf sector reveal the last maximum extent of the ice sheet and its initial retreat. It is shown how modern continental shelf regions must have already been evacuated at a remarkably early stage, thereby validating a rather diachronous retreat pattern of the Antarctic Ice Sheet following its last maximum extent.



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Joint Model Data Workshop, 22 May 2014 - 24 May 2014, Grenoble, France.
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37238
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Klages, J. P. , Kuhn, G. , Hillenbrand, C. D. , Graham, A. G. C. , Smith, J. A. , Gohl, K. , Larter, R. D. and Wacker, L. (2014): Retreat of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet from the western Amundsen Sea shelf at a pre- or early LGM stage , Joint Model Data Workshop, Grenoble, France, 22 May 2014 - 24 May 2014 .


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