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NASA An Antarctic glacier study makes "several disturbing discoveries"
According to NASA, "a few alarming discoveries" have been raised by the study of the colossal glacier Travis in Western Antarctica. At the top of the usual ice thinning story, they discovered a giant cavity – perhaps the size of the Eiffel Tower – growing at the bottom of the huge glacier.
Iceberg, roughly the size of Florida, once contained over 14 billion tons of frozen water enough to raise the world's sea level by more than 2 feet (65 centimeters). However, huge quantities of this colossal ice cube have melted in the last three years as a result of climate change, contributing to around 4% of global sea level rise.
As reported in the journal Researchers have received a clearer picture of the position of the glacier. Their findings show that Tows's glacier suffers from extensive ice, slimming and calming, as well as from a 300-meter hole in its western wing that is growing at an "explosive" pace. "[The size of] A glacier cavity plays an important role in the melting," said study leader Pietro Mililo of the NASA JPL . "Since more heat and water fall under the glacier, it melts faster."