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Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’ will melt faster than thought – Sify News

London, April 12 (IANS) The supply of warm water to Antarcticas Thwaites Glacier, also known as the doomsday glacier, is larger than previously thought, triggering…

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London, April 12 (IANS) The supply of warm water to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier, also known as the “doomsday glacier”, is larger than previously thought, triggering concerns of faster melting and accelerating ice flow — a risk for global sea levels, say researchers.
Thwaites is particularly sensitive to warm and salty ocean currents, due to its location and shape. For the first time researchers were able to take measurements beneath it, with the help of an uncrewed submarine called “Ran” that…

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