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Rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier may continue for decades to come

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 13:30

A new study has suggested that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, Pine Island Glacier (PIG), a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.

Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier enters `irreversible` melt

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 14:14

Researchers have warned that Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier(PIG) could now be in a state of irreversible retreat, making it an even more significant contributor to global sea level rise during the next two decades.

El Nino may be behind melting of Antarctica`s Pine Island Glacier

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 19:42

The floating ice shelf at the tip of Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest routes for ice to flow from Antarctica into the sea, has been melting and thinning for the past four decades causing the glacier to speed up and discharge more ice, researchers say.

Iceberg the size of Manhattan breaks away from Antarctic glacier

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 18:09

An iceberg the size of Manhattan has broken off a glacier in Antarctica and could survive long enough to drift into international shipping lanes, scientists said Thursday.

Giant iceberg breaks off from Antarctic glacier

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 14:47

A huge chunk of ice broke off on Monday from Antarctic`s Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the frozen continent, and is now flowing as a very large iceberg in the Amundsen Sea.

NASA sees giant crack forming in Antarctic glacier

Last Updated: Friday, November 04, 2011, 09:57

NASA scientists are watching a giant crack forming over a vulnerable Antarctic glacier and they think it will soon break off into an iceberg the size of New York City.

Pine Island Glacier behind thinning ice in Antarctica

Last Updated: Sunday, June 27, 2010, 12:54

Scientists have identified Pine Island Glacier as a major source for thinning ice in West Antarctica.

Single Antarctica glacier causing sea to rise by 10%

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 23, 2010, 10:56

Melting of Pine Island Glacier is contributing nearly 10% of sea level rise.