Initiation of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and estimates of total Antarctic ice volume in the earliest Oligocene

D. S. Wilson, D. Pollard, R. M. DeConto, S. S. Jamieson, and B. P. Luyendyk

Geophysical Research Letters (28 August 2013)

DOI: 10.1002/grl.50797

Reconstructions of Antarctic paleotopography for the late Eocene suggest that glacial erosion and thermal subsidence have lowered West Antarctic elevations considerably since then, with Antarctic land area having decreased ~20

keywords: Antarctic; ice sheet; Oligocene; 0726 Ice sheets; 0798 Modeling; 9310 Antarctica; 9606 Paleogene

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