NASA and University of Texas researchers find two seafloor troughs that could threaten East Antarctica Glacier

March 17, 2015 4:01 AM

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Pasadena, CA – Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin, NASA and other research organizations have discovered two seafloor troughs that could allow warm ocean water to reach the base of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica’s largest and most rapidly thinning glacier.

The discovery likely explains the glacier’s extreme thinning and raises concern about its impact on sea level rise.

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