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Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: April 14, 2019, 07:02:40 PM »
I think I see distortions in the fresh snow beyond some of the visible cracks, implying they are growing rapidly.

Antarctica / Re: Thwaites Glacier Discussion
« on: March 22, 2019, 05:08:55 AM »
For a comparison with the previous post with respect to the retreat of the Thwaites Glacier's ice front, see the ice front on March 4, 2013 in the attached image. The variation in the pattern sea ice loss from year to year is a mystery to me.

Pmt, I don't have a shot from last year, but I'd like to see one -- or better, a time series. The outflow seems to be more akin to a glacial belch. I've attached a June 3rd close up of the same area -- which shows a full sea ice coverage with the beginning of the melt out starting near the glacier.

Makes me wonder more about what's happening under the Thwaites. Sea ice concentration is much lower near its outflow than by the PIG. From NSIDC  for June 24th:

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