‘Doomsday Glacier’ May be More Stable than Initially Feared

June 22, 2021

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U-M climate and space sciences and engineering associate professor Jeremy Bassis discusses how the world’s largest ice sheets may be in “less danger of sudden collapse” than previously predicted. Bassis highlights that even if the glacier does not “catastrophically collapse,” the exposure of a tall cliff could potentially trigger a retreat, ultimately contributing to future sea level rise. The faculty expert further notes the fate of ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland as well as the rate at which sea level is rising.

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