These pages cover information on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. This is the part of Antarctica west of the Transantarctic Mountains. It is characterised by a bed that is largely below sea level. The two largest ice streams draining the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are Pine Island Glacier and Thwaites Glacier.
Other relevant articles:
- What is the ice volume of Thwaites Glacier?
- The changing Thwaites Glacier
- What is the global volume of land ice and how is it changing?
- Antarctica’s contribution to global sea level rise
- Choosing the future of Antarctica
- Mass balance of Antarctica from 2012-2017
- Is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsing?