Grounding line vs. shoreline

Grounding line vs. shoreline

This dated map from 2011 serves to distinguish between the coastline at the ice's edge in blue and the grounding line holding up ice in black. Credit: antarcticglaciers.org Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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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 - 2:33pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 8, 2019 - 2:33pm