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February 17, 2020

Record Antarctic Temperatures in Feb. 2020 Impact on Eagle Island Ice Cap

Eagle Island Ice Cap, Antarctica in Landsat images from Feb. 4, 2020 and Feb. 13, 2020.  Point E indicates an are area of snow/firn that is saturated with meltwater. Point A and B indicate locations where the amount of bare rock/ground and hence albedo have changed dramatically. This post was source for an article by Kasha Patel published by NASA Earth Observatory, CNN and Washington Post. The impact of period …

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February 11, 2020

Eyrie Bay, Antarctic Peninsula Retreat 2000-2020

From REMA Landsat images from Feb. 2016 and Oct. 2019 indicating the front of the Cugnot Ice Piedmont (CP)  and Broad Valley (BV) ice fronts in Eyrie Bay.  Point A, B, and C indicate specific bedrock knobs near the ice front.  Point D is just south of a side glacier entering the bay. Eyrie Bay is near the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and is rimmed by tidewater glaciers including …

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January 16, 2019

Cape Longing, Antarctica Transitioning to Island via Glacier Retreat

Cape Longing, Antarctica in 2001 and 2018 Landsat images. Point A-G are at specific locations. Yellow dots mark the margin of the glacier connecting the Cape to the main Antarctic Peninsula. Cape Longing is on the Antarctic Peninsula between Larsen Inlet and Prince Gustav Channel.  Larsen Inlet along the south shore of Cape Longing was covered by the Larsen A Ice Shelf until its collapse in 1995. The Prince Gustav …

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December 1, 2012

Jones Ice Shelf Loss, Antarctica

The Jones Ice Shelf was midway up the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The ice shelf (red arrow) was smaller than other ice shelves that have mostly or substantially disintegrated Wordie Ice Shelf (orange arrow), Larsen B Ice Shelf (pink arrow) or Wilkins Ice Shelf (green arrow). The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), has been observing the changes in ice shelves around the Peninsula Cook and Vaughan, (2010) and Fox …

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April 20, 2010

Fleming Glacier Acceleration and Retreat, Antarctica

Recent observations indicate that the Fleming Glacier on the Antarctic Peninsula which used to feed the Wordie Ice Shelf is accelerating and thinning even faster(Wendt et al, 2010) This is leading to the production of numerous tabular icebergs from the glacier front as seen below from a 2009 Google Earth image. . A is a rift that is also the ice front toward the upper right. B and C are …

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