Like all good explorers who are preparing for the unknown, I went looking for information about what to expect in the place where we will spend the better part of two months. Thanks to Rob Larter who had tweeted information about the sea ice in December, I found Sentinel-1 SAR imagery imagery that shows the coverage as of TODAY! You can go see this for yourself at: https://www.polarview.aq/antarctic . #ThwaitesGlacier (on the grid at 75°30′S106°45′W) is the slight tongue extending out along the 106W gridline, and the area in front of it looks to be breaking up.
https://earthscience.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/thor-image-banner-right-e1548370427944.jpg 316 332 Linda Welzenbach https://earthscience.rice.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Rice_Natural_Sciences_Earth-Environmental-and-Planetary-Sciences_Earth-Environmental-and-Planetary-Sciences_Informal_Digital_Horizontal_Color.jpg Linda Welzenbach2019-01-26 09:03:072019-01-26 09:03:07Sea Ice at Thwaites Glacier