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March 8, 2013

Sheldon Glacier retreat, Adelaide Island, Antarctica

Sheldon Glacier drains east from Adelaide Island and is close to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Rothera Research Station. This research camp has a webcam if you want to see current conditions. Adelaide Island is off the west side of the Antarcitc Peninsula, the first image is from the USGS-BAS joint mapping project Ferigno et al (2008). In this region the BAS completed a study ((Cook et al, 2005) that …