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Underwater glacial melting is occurring at higher rates than modeling predicts

University of Oregon-led team uses a new approach to directly measure submarine melt, uncovering data that could enhance projections of sea level changes

University of Oregon

VIDEO: Video made from time-lapse photos taken daily from March 31, 2016, to Aug. 8, 2016 from LeConte Glacier camp. The glacier moves from right to left, with the ice front,… view more

Credit: Video by Jason Amundson, University of Alaska Southeast

EUGENE, Ore. — July 25, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new method to allow for the first direct measurement of the submarine melt rate of a tidewater glacier, and, in doing so, they concluded that current theoretical models may be underestimating glacial melt by up to two orders of magnitude. Read more