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Antarctic glacier thins and speeds up

4:27pm, February 5, 2001

One of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning, according to satellite measurements. The finding spurs concerns that changes in the glacier's ice shelf along the Antarctic coast may increase the amount of ice that drains from the interior of the continent and floats out to sea.

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