'Doomsday Glacier' in Antarctica is Melting Faster

By Mike Fishmore | May 23, 2024

Warming ocean temperatures

A new study indicates significant melting at Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier, with visible evidence of warm seawater flowing beneath it for the first time. 

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The study's outcomes also suggest that the Antarctic Ice Sheet is more susceptible to warming ocean temperatures than previously understood, prompting a potential reevaluation of projections related to rising sea levels.

Unstable place

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As per Christine Dow, a co-author of the research from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, “Thwaites is the most unstable place in the Antarctic and contains the equivalent of 60 centimeters (two feet) of sea-level rise,"