Deep Channels Linking Antarctic Glacier’s Underside to Ocean Could Hasten Melting

Marie DeNoia Aronsohn
September 09, 2020

LDEO | Columbia University

Newly discovered deep seabed channels beneath the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica may be pathways for warm ocean water to melt the undersides of the ice, and contribute to sea-level rise say scientists.

Read the press release here.

A Twin Otter plane belonging to the British Antarctic Survey en route to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier. Photo: Dave Porter (LDEO)