Antarctica’s Dotson Ice Shelf is Melting from Below
The canyon, which has formed over 25 years, is now 200 m deep in places, and the ice just above it is heavily crevassed, affecting the shelf’s future ability to buttress the ice on land. At current thinning rates, the channel could melt through within 40-50 years, making it extremely vulnerable.
Video Credit: ESA/University of Edinburgh–N. Gourmelen/Planetary Visions
Source: American Geophysical Union