Assistant Professor Becky Minzoni and Ph.D. student Victoria Fitzgerald are currently on a research vessel off Antarctica studying the Thwaites Glacier. This is an international effort, with team members from multiple institutions. One of the leaders is Alabama alumnus Dr. Julia Wellner (MS 1995). You can follow the team efforts via blog posts here. Because this glacier is critical to understanding potential sea level rise, it is attracting international press attention.  National Geographic published a profile of the women on the cruise. Rolling Stone has a reporter on board who has written a series of articles. Public Radio International also released a series of stories here. This remarkable expedition will produce many scientific papers that will yield critical insight into one of the most pressing climate questions that the world faces.