Glaciers focus in Australian Antarctic Division’s latest research

The Herald Sun interviewed Christian Schoof, a UBC professor of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences, about the Antarctic glaciers.

He said as the air temperature around Antarctica warms, a growing melt pond formation may have severe consequences.

“These ponds drain down through the ice until the water reaches bedrock, where it acts as a lubricant, causing the ice flow to speed up,” Schoof said.