Thwaites Glacier's outer edge

Thwaites Glacier's outer edge

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. Credit: NASA/James Yungel

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  • Created On: Jul 8, 2019 - 2:25pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 8, 2019 - 2:25pm