An instrument-laden submersible reveals where—and how rapidly—the Antarctic glacier is melting.
New high-resolution seafloor imagery shows a series of delicate ridges produced by the glacier’s front as it bobbed daily with the tides, revealing a recent period of rapid retreat.New high-resolution seafloor imagery shows a series of delicate ridges produced by the glacier’s front as it bobbed daily with the tides, revealing a recent period of rapid retreat.
Antarctica’s Thwaites and Pine Island Glaciers are melting faster than they have in the past 5,500 years, new evidence shows. Against expectations, their pasts have been remarkably stable.
Un tipo particular de tormenta coincidió con 13 de los 21 eventos recientes de desprendimiento en la Antártida.
A particular kind of storm coincided with 13 of the 21 recent calving events in Antarctica.
Estos eventos sísmicos, provocados por los icebergs que se vuelcan y chocan contra Thwaites, revelan que el glaciar ha perdido parte de su plataforma flotante de hielo.
This Antarctic glacier is rapidly losing mass. An international team is digging into the ice to figure out just how bad it is.
These seismic events, triggered by icebergs capsizing and ramming into Thwaites, reveal that the glacier has lost some of its floating ice shelf.
The water under a vulnerable Antarctic glacier is warming. Its catastrophic collapse could trigger a dramatic increase in global sea level.
Scientists detonate explosives in West Texas to prepare for fieldwork in West Antarctica.