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Researchers have found that six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise.

According to scientists, the amount of ice draining collectively from those half-dozen glaciers increased by 77% from 1973 to 2013.

The researchers studied the Pine Island, Thwaites, Haynes, Smith, Pope and Kohler glaciers, all of which discharge ice into a vast bay known as the Amundsen Sea Embayment in West Antarctica.

The amount of ice released by these six glaciers each year is comparable to the amount of ice draining from the entire Greenland Ice Sheet annually, Jeremie Mouginot, a glaciologist at University of California-Irvine (UC-Irvine), said.

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