Retreat of the East Antarctic ice sheet during the last glacial termination

A. Mackintosh, N. Golledge, E. Domack, R. Dunbar, A. Leventer, D. White, D. Pollard, R. DeConto, D. Fink, D. Zwartz, D. Gore, and C. Lavoie

Nature Geoscience (16 January 2011)

DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1061

The East Antarctic ice sheet retreated at the end of the last glacial period. Terrestrial and marine data suggest that the retreat began 14,000 years ago, indicating that the East Antarctic ice sheet probably did not contribute to meltwater pulse 1a 14,700 years ago.

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