A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms
Thousands of children stage school walk out to protest climate change
MALCOLM: Trudeau in full damage control mode over SNC-Lavalin
How to Watch the Super Snow Moon, the Biggest Supermoon of 2019
Melting Antarctic glacier could increase global sea levels 8 feet
05 February 2019, 02:41 | Edward Lowe
The Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica is seen in this undated NASA image. Image Reuters
The cavity is large enough to have contained 14 billion tons of ice, most of which has melted within the last three years, say researchers. It holds enough ice to raise the world sea somewhat more than 2 feet (65 centimeters) and stopping boards neighboring glaciers that would raise ocean levels an extra 8 feet (2.4 meters) if all the ice were lost.
While researchers are still learning new things about the complex ways ice melts at the Thwaite Glacier, at its most basic, the giant cavity represents a simple (if unfortunate) scientific actuality.
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica covers 182,000 square kilometres - an area the size of Great Britain - and is one of the biggest in the world.
Yet the huge size and fast-moving growth rate of the hole in Thwaites was called both "disturbing" and "surprising" by researchers.
"Thanks to a new generation of satellites, we can finally see the detail". They've also used data from a constellation of Italian and German radars. All the data was then processed using a technique called radar interferometry to show how the ground below the surface is moving between images. Researchers on the project say that they expected to find some gaps between ice and bedrock at the bottom of the glacier where ocean water can flow in and melt the glacier from below. Hopefully, the upcoming worldwide collaboration will help researchers piece together the different systems at work under and around the glacier, the researchers said. According to current readings, sections of the ice shelf are retreating by as much as 800 meters (2,625 ft) every year.
It is up to 4000 metres and is considered a key in making projections of global sea level rise. These satellites, which are part of NASA's Operation IceBridge, have ice-penetrating radar.
Thwaites Glacier plays an instrumental role in the story of rising sea levels and climate change, so there's never been more of a drive to study and understand it. The disappearance of the ice mass would cause sea levels to rise by about two feet as well as making surrounding glaciers more likely to melt rapidly-which could cause an eight foot rise.
Civilization's most important glacier has revealed another worrying surprise to scientists.
Rob Gronkowski says decision on his future is coming
Rawley would love to have Gronkowski in WWE but insists that the Super Bowl is the only thing he's focused on at the moment. The longer it dragged on, the more the teams punted back and forth, the more important it got to make a play.
The Thwaites glacier is slightly smaller than the total size of the United Kingdom, approximately the same size as the state of Washington, and is located in the Amundsen Sea.
Millilo said, "For Thwaites, We are discovering different mechanisms of retreat".
From 1992 to 2011, the centre of the Thwaites grounding line retreated by almost 14 kilometres. Nevertheless, the glacier melts more slowly here than on the West side.
Another changing feature is a glacier's grounding line - the place near the edge of the continent where it lifts off its bed and starts to float on seawater.
Piers Morgan riles Meghan Markle fans with banana mockery
But the former actress is going with whatever feels right for her, regardless of the rules. "She's acting great at the moment". During the breakfast show, he said: "Giving a sex worker a banana is clearly exposing them to potential mockery".
The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Looks Grim As Hell
This season we can expect "startling reunions, betrayals, and a journey to the terrifying heart of Gilead". "It's morning again. It's all about the sons and especially daughters of Gilead, and fighting for their lives.
Trump wants to keep U.S. military in Iraq to 'watch' Iran
Spread out across several bases, the majority are based at either Al Asad Airbase in western Iraq or in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. In the CBS interview, he played down the danger of an extremist resurgence but said "we'll come back if we have to".
Iran video shows test launch of cruise missile
France said last month it was ready to impose further sanctions on Iran if no progress was made in talks about the missiles. Iran on Saturday unveiled its new, long-range cruise missile named Hoveizeh , named after a city on the Iran-Iraq border.
Trump says he wouldn't 'steer' son toward football
Trump then segued to his feelings about kneeling during the national anthem, without addressing the original question. Trump has been extremely critical of players who chose to kneel or sit during the pregame national anthem.