Erosion by warming waters has caused the submarine ice around Antarctica to shrink by 1,463 sq km in six years

Section though ice sheet in 2010

Ocean

Ice shelf

Ice flow

Ice sheet

Ocean floor

Grounding line

Section though ice sheet in 2016

Hidden erosion by

warming waters has

caused the base of the

ice sheet to shrink

Previous extent

of ice sheet

Increased

ice flow

Grounding line

Section though ice sheet in 2010

Section though ice sheet in 2016

Ocean

Ice shelf

Hidden erosion by

warming waters has

caused the base of the

ice sheet to shrink

Previous extent

of ice sheet

Ice flow

Increased

ice flow

Ice sheet

Ocean floor

Grounding line

Grounding line