The huge Antarctic Glacier is melting the most at 5500 years

Huge Antarctic Glacier is melting the most at 5500 years: Over the past 5,500 years, glaciers on the Thwaites and Pine Islands have suffered unprecedented damage as a result of melting ice, and new scientific research suggests that it is almost impossible for the glaciers to recover.

huge Antarctic Glacier is melting the most at 5500 years
A massive iceberg the size of Malta broke off the Pine Island Glacier

Know more about Thwaites Glacier
• Thwaites Glacier is Also known as the Doomsday Glacier.
• It is an unusually wide and vast Antarctic glacier that flows into the Gulf of Pine Island.
• It is a part of the Amundsen Sea, east of Mount Murphy, on the Walgreen coast of Mary Bird Land.

• In 1967, the Antarctic Advisory Committee named the glacier Frederick T. Thoites (1883-1961), named after Emeritus, a glacial geologist, and professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His father was the historian Ruben Gold Thoats


• The two glaciers, part of the vast expanse of the ice sheets in West Antarctica, originated in the Middle Holocene, approximately 6,000 to 5,000 years ago.

• According to the research of Nature Geoscience. As a result of the warm water currents, these two glaciers are melting so fast that the huge ice sheet of Antarctica is moving fast and the ice layer is slowly thinning.

• In the near future, as these glaciers continue to melt at a massive rate, this evolution of the West Antarctic ice sheet will give a clearer picture of the future climate change situation.

• Glacier melting will cause massive ice damage to large parts of Antarctica, as global sea levels could rise by as much as 3.4 meters over the next few centuries.

• The glaciers of the Thwaites and Pine Islands are huge in size. The two glaciers cover an area of 192,000 km and 162,300 km, respectively. Now, they are starting to melt at a rate not seen in the last 5,500 years. Thus, melting Antarctic glaciers could have a major impact on the world’s sea level. Antarctica’s glaciers are huge enough to flood every coastal city on earth.

• The entire study was conducted on three island beaches in the Amundsen Sea. Researchers tested radiocarbon in shells 5,500 years ago when beaches were formed. By examining shells found at different heights of the islands, scientists were able to calculate sea levels over time.

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