West Antarctica on the rise

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22/06/2018

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Planetary Visions (credit: ESA/Planetary Visions)

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Parts of Earth’s crust are rising very slowly owing to post-glacial rebound, but using GPS, researchers have found that West Antarctica is rising faster than almost anywhere else in the world. And, ESA’s GOCE gravity mission has, in turn, helped them to understand that the mantle below is unusually fluid.

Read full story: Earth’s squishy interior gives rapid rise to Antarctica

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