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Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Discovered - Four hidden lakes draining below West Antarctica's Thwaites glacier

Research shows that Thwaites Glacier on the edge of West Antarctica is sliding unstoppably into the ocean, mainly due to warmer seawater lapping at its underside.

Dramatic rise detected in West Antarctic coastal snow

Dramatic rise detected in West Antarctic coastal snow

Until 1899, annual snow accumulation remained steady, averaging 33 and 40 centimetres of water, or melted snow, each year at two locations.