Geophysical Habitat of Subglacial Thwaites (GHOST)

GHOST is an ice- and modeling-based which will examine the bed beneath the Thwaites Glacier, to assess whether conditions are likely to allow rapid retreat, or if the retreat may slow or stop due to a ridge 70 km inland. It will also study the conditions within and beneath the glacier to understand if they may cause its boundaries to extend. This is significant because expansion could lead to the deglaciation of neighboring glacier basins, potentially raising global sea level by more than 3 m.     


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