West-Antarctic Ice-Sheet Rebound 10,000 Years Ago (image) Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Share Print E-Mail Caption New data indicates that the retreat of the West Antarctic ice masses after the last Ice Age in some parts of the continent was reversed surprisingly about 10,000 years ago. The maximum ice sheet extension is shown in green, the minimum extent in red, and the modern grounding line after the rebound in orange. Credit PIK/Albrecht Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.