Thwaites Glacier collapsing ice

Thwaites Glacier collapsing ice

Part of Thwaites Glacier crumbles into the ocean. It is part of the normal life of a glacier, but the rate of ice flow into the ocean of some Antarctic glaciers has markedly accelerated, raising concerns. Credit: NASA/OIB Jeremy Harbeck

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Glacier, Thwaites Glacier, Antarctica, Antarctic Research, melting ice caps, Antarctic ice sheet, sea level, sea level rise, rapid sea level rise, glacier sliding, glacier instability, Global Warming, climate change, NASA, NASA satellite-based Earth imaging data, tipping point, ocean warming, Greenland, Greenland glacier, climate forcings, uncertainty, NSF, Iceberg, iceberg calving, flooding, flood, flood barriers, Tidal flooding, Storm Surge, storm surge barriers, coastal engineering, Coastal Flooding, land-supported ice, ice behavior, Ice Shelf, Marine Ice Sheet Instability, West Antarctica, West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
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  • Created On: Jul 8, 2019 - 2:28pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 8, 2019 - 2:28pm