Water under Antarctica sounds warning of faster rising sea levels

  • 30.07.2022
  • University of Western Australia

Researchers from The University of Western Australia have found that groundwater deep beneath Antarctica could destabilise the continent’s ice sheet causing sea levels to rise faster.

Sedimentary basins reduce stability of Antarctic ice streams through groundwater feedbacks was published in Nature Geoscience.

The study, which was based on machine learning applied to geophysical data collected over many years, has significant implications for forecasts of the impact of climate change on the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level change.