Rapid, climate-driven changes in outlet glaciers on the Pacific coast of East Antarctica
Glaciers in West Antarctica and Greenland are discharging ice into the oceans in response to warming, and sea levels have risen as a result. Yet we hear little about the much larger East Antarctic ice sheet, thought less vulnerable to climate change because of its location in an extremely cold climate. In "Nature" journal comes evidence from satellite imagery that the glaciers along the Pacific coast of East Antarctica are in fact responding to decadal climate variability. A summary of this study can be found here.