Evidence suggests East Antarctica’s glaciers are melting faster than previously thought

Glacial velocity metres per year

Least

Most

0

500

>1,000

Antarctica

East

Antarctica

South Pole

West

Antarctica

Detail

Ross Sea

Southern Ocean

1,000 km

1,000 miles

Shackleton ice shelf

Wilkes Land

Totten glacier

Adélie Land

Indian Ocean

400 km

400 miles

Glacial velocity metres per year

Least

Most

0

500

>1,000

Antarctica

Shackleton ice shelf

Wilkes Land

East

Antarctica

Totten glacier

South Pole

West

Antarctica

Adélie Land

Detail

Ross Sea

Southern Ocean

Indian Ocean

1,000 km

400 km

1,000 miles

400 miles