Ground beneath Thwaites Glacier mapped for first time

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 13:23 in Earth & Climate

The ground beneath Antarctica's most vulnerable glacier has been mapped for the first time, helping scientists to better understand how it is being affected by climate change. Analysis of the geology below the Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica shows there is less sedimentary rock than expected—a finding that could affect how the ice slides and melts in the coming decades.

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