Ice Sheets Can Retreat 'In a Geologic Instant,' Study of Prehistoric Glacier Shows

Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 12:56 in Earth & Climate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern glaciers, such as those making up the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, are capable of undergoing periods of rapid shrinkage or retreat, according to new findings by paleoclimatologists at the University at Buffalo.

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