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Tag: Ice Shelf

  • Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 08:56 UTC

    Discovery of life beneath Antarctica's ice shelves

    Floating ice shelves represent the greatest unexplored habitat in the Southern Ocean. However, but only a size of a tennis court has been studied through eight prior boreholes

    Far underneath the ice shelves of the Antarctic, there’s more life than expected, finds a recent study in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science, published this week. During an exploratory survey, researchers drilled through 900 m of ice in the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, situated on the South-Eastern Weddell Sea.

  • Tuesday, February 26th 2019 - 09:18 UTC

    Crack in Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf: further evidence of climate change?

    Its size is not what makes it noteworthy, but rather the way climate change might be destabilizing other ice shelves like Brunt

    A chasm and a crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica are creeping closer and closer to one another, and when the two finally meet, a slab of ice twice the size of New York City will break away and float out to sea. The two glacial flaws are about 4km apart, and it could take days or months for them to finally rendezvous. But when they do, the iceberg that forms in the Weddell Sea will not be the largest to orbit Antarctica. In fact, it might not even make the historical top 20.