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Trends and connections across the Antarctic cryosphere

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Satellite observations have transformed our understanding of the Antarctic cryosphere. The continent holds the vast majority of Earth's fresh water, and blankets swathes of the Southern Hemisphere in ice. Reductions in the thickness and extent of floating ice shelves have disturbed inland ice, triggering retreat, acceleration and drawdown of marine-terminating glaciers. The waxing and waning of Antarctic sea ice is one of Earth's greatest seasonal habitat changes, and although the maximum extent of the sea ice has increased modestly since the 1970s, inter-annual variability is high, and there is evidence of longer-term decline in its extent.

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Shepherd, A., Fricker, H. A., & Farrell, S. L. (2018, June 14). Trends and connections across the Antarctic cryosphere. Nature. Nature Publishing Group. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0171-6

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