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April 26, 2012
Smith Glacier Thining, Rifting, Retreat, Antarctica
Smith Glacier, West Antarctica is two glaciers to the west of Pine Island Glacier flowing into the Crosson Ice Shelf in the Amundsen Sea. Pine Island Glacier (PIG) has been the focus of more extensive study because of its size and its identification as the weak underbelly of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Two recent papers have focused on changes on glaciers in the region. Pritchard et al (2009) identified …