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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 …