East Antarctic Breakdown: The Totten Glacier is Melting

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 26 July 2018


East Antarctic Breakdown

The Totten

Glaciers in East Antarctica also 'imperiled' by climate change,
University of California - Irvine, July 26, 2018.

E Antarctica Losing It

"...found evidence of significant mass loss in East Antarctica's Totten and Moscow University glaciers, which, if they fully collapsed, could add 5 meters (16.4 feet) to the global sea level."

"...estimate that between April 2002 and September 2016, the two glaciers lost about 18.5 billion tons of ice per year - equivalent to 0.7 millimeters (0.03 inches) of global sea level rise over the analyzed time period."

Not Stable Anymore...

"Making up roughly two-thirds of the Antarctic continent, East Antarctica has been viewed by polar researchers as less threatened by climate change than the volatile ice sheets in West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula."

"This work highlights that East Antarctic glaciers are as important to our future as those in the continent's western regions."


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East Antarctica was previously considered stable. Not anymore.

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East Antarctic ice sheets breaking down Totten Glacier


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