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August 25, 2011

Nordenskjöld Coast Glacier Retreat, Antarctic Peninsula

A recent paper by Shuman et al (2011) in the Journal of Glaciology examined the thinning and retreat of glaciers feeding the area that used to contain Larsen Ice Shelf B and the southern end of Larsen Ice Shelf A. They found that the thinning of over 80 meters occurred over large areas of Hektoria, Jorum, Evans, Crane and Green Glaciers. Terminus retreat of five kilometers of the primary glaciers …