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Nathaniel B Palmer research ship sits in front of Thwaites Glacier in 2020

New film highlights Thwaites Glacier and sea-level rise for COP26

As world leaders come together next month for the 26th UN Climate Change Talks of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, UK, sea-level rise will be on the agenda for countries with low-lying areas looking at how to manage rising seas. Read More

Members of the ITGC JEDI Council

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council

ITGC is committed to addressing issues of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) within the ITGC program and beyond, into the broader cryospheric community. 

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Diagram of cliff collapse

Antarctic glacier may be more stable than initially feared


The world’s largest ice sheets may be in less danger of sudden collapse than previously predicted, according to new findings published this week in the journal Science.

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A squid caught on camera under Thwaites Glacier. Photo credit: Ted Scambos

Exploring Antarctica's Upside Down World

Writer Douglas Fox accompanied ITGC researchers into the field in 2019/2020, where he witnessed TARSAN scientists Erin Pettit, Ted Scambos, MELT scientist Britney Schmidt, and others drill into the Thwaites Glacier ice shelf to learn about the shelf's properties and its thickness. Read More

An ice cliff above the ocean adjacent to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. Credits: NASA Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

The ‘Cliff Notes’ on ice-cliff failure

Above photo: An ice cliff above the ocean adjacent to Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica. Credits: NASA Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Scientists study the beach deposits on an island near Thwaites,  February 2019 Glacier

Celebrating International Women's Day

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2021, we mark and celebrate the women working as part of the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration (ITGC).

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Data from ESA's CryoSat satellite reveal insights about subglacial lakes under Thwaites Glacier

Satellite reveals surprising ebb and flow of subglacial lakes under Thwaites Glacier

Hidden from view by ice kilometres thick, there is a vast network of lakes and streams under the Antarctic ice sheet. Read More