Thwaites Glacier

September, 2015

Paving the runway for a runaway

The broad tongue of Thwaites Glacier spreads its ice onto the cold Amundsen Sea, forming a floating ice shelf. But warm waters and stronger winds are loosening the glacier’s hold on the continent. Although the Amundsen Sea glaciers make up only a fraction of the whole West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS), the region contains enough… Read more »

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