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April 11, 2016

Nansen Ice Shelf, Antarctica Calving Event Occurs April 2016

Nansen Ice Shelf just north of Dryglaski Ice Tongue on April 2 with evident rift,blue arrows, and after calving two icebergs on April 7, A and B. Images from NASA MODIS The NIWA reported a calving event from the Nansen Ice Shelf on April 11, 2016.  They are concerned about a mooring in Terra Nova Bay in front of the ice shelves. The area of the Nansen Ice Shelf is …


March 30, 2016

Stange Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Maintains Stability 1989-2016

    Stange Ice Shelf, Antarctica in 2016 Landsat image.  Five rift zones are mentioned two  by the southern ice front R3 and R4.  Two by the central ice front R1 and R2. Purple dots mark ice front and yellow and red arrow the 1989 frontal positions on the north and south side of Case Island Holt et al (2014) provide an exemplary examination of the dynamics from 1973 to …