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Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster – BBC News

Satellites record the speed-up of glaciers along a 1,000km stretch of Antarctic coastline.

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image captionThe glaciers’ floating fronts join to form a single, continuous platform, or shelf
Wherever you look in West Antarctica right now, the message is the same: Its marine-terminating glaciers are being melted by warm seawater.
Scientists have just taken a detailed look at the ice streams flowing into the ocean along a 1,000km-stretch of coastline known as the Getz region.
It incorporates 14 glaciers…

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