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Antarctic glacier Darwin

Meltwater from Antarctica glaciers like Darwin (foreground) and Byrd affects sea levels in the U.S.

Credit: NSIDC/Ted Scambos

Reports of the rapidly melting West Antarctic ice sheet often refer to how much the melting could add to global sea levels—as if meltwater raises the ocean evenly, like a sink filling up.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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