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The ice cliffs along the edge of Thwaites Glacier. Understanding how they collapse under their own weight is a central focus of the DOMINOS Project. Thwaites Glacier - Future
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday May 17, 2021

The massive Thwaites Glacier on the coast of West Antarctica is falling to pieces because of climate change. Shifting ocean currents are bringing warm sea water up under its vulnerable underside, melting out the ice at its base and accelerating its movement into the ocean.
The field camp at Cavity Camp atop the Thwaites Glacier weathers a wind storm. From here, researchers drilled down to the ocean below to understand how sea currents are melting the glacier. Thwaites Glacier - Present
Science / Ice and Snow
Monday May 03, 2021

Thwaites Glacier is melting fast because of climate change, causing sea levels to rise the world over. Of all the world's glaciers, it's the one that scientists are most worried that a catastrophic collapse could happen quickly and affect coastal regions everywhere.

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