Ice shelf holding back keystone Antarctic glacier within years of failure

In this Science article, read about how scientists spotted a set of diagonal fractures in Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier that nearly span the entire shelf.

Cornell's Associate Professor Britney Schmidt and research scientist, Peter Washam, sent an instrument-studded robot called Icefin into the ocean finding incursions of warm water beneath the shelf.

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Twaites Glacier ice shelf