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May 17, 2015

Developing Instability of Verdi Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Extensive Rift Formation

The Verdi Ice Shelf is a small ice shelf on the Beethoven Peninsula of Alexander Island on the Antarctic Peninsula. Its small size limits its global importance, but it does provide an excellent example of the rapid development of rifting that indicates potential instability. An ice shelf is a floating portion of a glacier, it buttresses glaciers that drain into it and is in turn buttressed by pinning points along …


March 30, 2015

Leroux Bay Glacier Retreat-Island Formation, Antarctic Peninsula

Leroux Bay is on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in Graham Land. Numerous glacier drain from the Antarctic Peninsula into the ocean along this coast, and as they retreat the coastline is changing.