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October 8, 2012

Thwaites Glacier Tongue Major Calving Event, Antarctica

During the Austral winter between April and September, 2012 the Thwaites Glacier a large outlet glacier of the West Antarctic ice Sheet experienced a major calving event, as was pointed out by a reader on this blog. This is along with Pine Island Glacier often considered the weak underbelly of the ice sheet. MODIS imagery from February, March, September and October is used here to illustrate the event. The red, …