Totten Glacier faces threat of irreversible melt

March 17, 2015 10:04 AM

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Totten Glacier faces threat of irreversible melt

According to researchers, Totten Glacier is facing the prospect of irreversible melt that will accelerate global sea level rise.

The researchers took help of ice-penetrating radar and found that a lot of the Totten's ice rests in deep valleys up to 1.5 kilometers below sea level. According to Australian Antarctic Division program leader Tas van Ommen, it means that the warming water can eat away the polar ice cap.

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