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Antarctic glacial melt may cause irreversible sea level rise

A NASA-funded study has found that Antarctica faces a tipping point where glacial melting will accelerate and become irreversible even if global heating eases.

A quarter of the glacier ice sheet in West Antarctic is unstable

By combining 25 years of ESA satellite data, scientists have discovered that warming ocean waters have caused the ice to thin so rapidly that 24 percent of the glacier ice in West Antarctica is now affected.

Huge cavity in bottom of Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

A massive cavity that is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and nearly the height of the Chrysler Building is growing at the bottom of Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica - a discovery that NASA scientists called “disturbing.”

U.S. and UK join forces in biggest ever Antarctic field campaign

The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) are getting ready to deploy about 100 scientists to the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica as part of a five-year study to find out how fast it is melting.

‘Unstoppable' loss of Antarctic glaciers prompts sealevel warning

Irvine - The rapidly melting West Antarctic Ice Sheet is in an irreversible state of decline according to the latest NASA study. As a result, the "ice-dam" preventing glaciers in the area melting into the sea will ultimately disappear.

West Antarctic ice sheet collapsing

A massive glacier system has started collapsing in West Antarctica due to global warming, and studies by two different teams of scientists claim the collapse will result in a significant rise in sea levels worldwide.
 

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Thwaites Glacier s outer edge. As the glacier flows into the ocean  it becomes sea ice and drives up...
Thwaites Glacier's outer edge. As the glacier flows into the ocean, it becomes sea ice and drives up sea level. Thwaites Glacier ice is flowing particularly fast, and some researchers believe it may have already tipped into instability or be near that point, though this has not yet been established.
NASA/James Yungel
A massive cavity that is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and nearly the height of the Chrysler Buil...
A massive cavity that is two-thirds the size of Manhattan and nearly the height of the Chrysler Building is growing at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier, one of the world’s most dangerous glaciers.
NASA/OIB/Jeremy Harbeck
MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) image map is a composite of 260 swaths comprised of both Terra and ...
MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) image map is a composite of 260 swaths comprised of both Terra and Aqua MODIS images acquired between November 20, 2003 and February 29, 2004 of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica.
NASA Visualization Studio - Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC): Sc
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica (photo by the National Science Foundation)
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica (photo by the National Science Foundation)
National Science Foundation
Pine Island Glacier (PIG) ice shelf is the floating extension of the Pine Island Glacier  one of the...
Pine Island Glacier (PIG) ice shelf is the floating extension of the Pine Island Glacier, one of the two largest outlet glaciers (Thwaites Glacier is the other) draining the West Antarctic ice sheet.
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