A High-Resolution Map of the Thwaites Glacier's Thinning Ice Shelf (image) National Science Foundation Share Print E-Mail Caption A high-resolution map of the Thwaites Glacier's thinning ice shelf. The glacier now appears to be in the early stages of collapse, with full collapse potentially occurring within a few centuries. Credit David Shean / University of Washington Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.