Antarctic Ice Sheet Slipping Into the Sea

12:08 minutes

Two studies out this week confirm that the glaciers of West Antarctica have begun to slip into the Amundsen Sea. Scientists estimate it could take 200 years for the ice sheet to completely melt. Glaciologist Ian Joughin tells us what this could mean for rising sea levels.

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Ian Joughin

Ian Joughin is a glaciologist at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.