Best of 2018: The Thwaites Glacier

Thwaites Ice Shelf

The glaciers on the western edge of Antarctica have been melting at an accelerated rate since the mid-1990, the least stable of which is the Florida-sized Thwaites glacier.  Getting a better idea of how fast and how much melting is happening on the glacier has become an international priority.

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In April of 2018 research agencies from the unites states and the united kingdom announced a 5-year collaboration to the tune of roughly $50 million, all in an effort to get a better idea of how the Thwaites glacier is going to behave in the coming years.

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