Antarctic glacier threatens major sea-level rise

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Ice melting from the Antarctic continent contributes directly to sea level rise

The Huffington Post reported last week that research carried out in December indicates the Totten glacier in the Antarctic is melting faster than thought due to warm water trickling through the glacier and melting it from below. The Totten glacier is the biggest in east Antarctica. The glacier itself is around 120 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide and drains some 538,000 square kilometres of the continent. That’s an area bigger than California. The ice is kilometres thick, but it’s melting at 70 metres a year in some spots.

There’s a glacier in Antarctica so immense that would raise sea levels by 3.5 metres.
The Totten glacier is the biggest in east Antarctica. The glacier itself is around 120 kilometres long, 30 kilometres wide and drains some 538,000 square kilometres of the continent. That’s an area bigger than California. The ice is kilometres thick, but it’s melting at 70 metres a year in some spots andwarmer water was melting the Totten ice from below.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11799290

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Totten_Glacier

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