Melting at Thwaites grounding zone and its control on sea level (MELT)

MELT is an ice-based project to understand how warm waters are affecting the Thwaites Glacier at the grounding line – the point where the glacier goes afloat to become ice shelf. This will allow the glacier’s potential sea-level contribution to be more accurately predicted.


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Instrument Highlight: Phase-sensitive radar (ApRES), Filchner Ice Shelf

Research teams use phase-sensitive radars for determining ice shelf basal melt rates.  Data is used to enhance climate models.