Hidden Underwater Volcanoes Melting Glaciers In The Western Antarctic

June 10, 2014 2:20 PM

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Generally we know Antarctica as a land of ice. But dive below the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and waiting will be subglacial volcanoes.

These subglacial volcanoes and other geothermal "hotspots" are contributing to the melting of Thwaites Glacier, according to a new study. Thwaites glacier is a major river of ice that flows into Antarctica's Pine Island Bay.

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