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October 25, 2016

Ross Ice Shelf Shear Zone-Research Focus of Gordon Hamilton

Satellite Image of the Shear Zone:  The crevasses do have a surface representation, but are not generally open.  Gordon Hamilton lost his life on Saturday Oct. 22, 2016 conducting research in the shear zone between the Ross Ice Shelf and McMurdo Ice Shelf.  I had the pleasure of working with and reviewing Gordon’s work; hence, it seems important to elaborate on the research that had brought researchers to this cold …