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Image compiled using data from the European Space Agency's Earth Remote Sensing Satellites (ERS-1 and 2). It shows the recession of the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream of Antarctica considered vulnerable to climate change. Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory released a similar image in work published in the July 24, 1998, Science. Courtesy of Eric Rignot. 
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1998 Geoscience Highlights 

Every year, Geotimes highlights the previous year's major research trends and discoveries in the major geoscience disciplines - from remote sensing to studies of Earth's core. Leading researchers in education, oceanography, paleontology, petroleum geochemistry, planetary geology, and many other disciplines write about their fields for the Geotimes Highlights Issue. The major topics are:

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