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Ross Ice Shelf2373 viewsAVHRR image of West Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica on 27 January 2001.
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Fimbul Ice Shelf1630 viewsThe Fimbul Ice Shelf is punctuated by numerous ice rises that occur where isolated rocky islands are covered by ice. Ice shelves may be particularly sensitive to changes in climate, and recently ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula have experienced rapid retreat
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ICESat/GLAS tracks over Hektoria Glacier, Antarctica1344 viewsThis figure shows an image map of three ICESat/GLAS tracks from the eight-day missions that were used to investigate the response of Hektoria Glacier in the Antarctic Peninsula to the loss of the Larsen B Ice Shelf in March of 2002. The three tracks cross the lower portion of the glacier at an angle. In dark blue are contours showing the level of speed increase in meters per day since breakup of the shelf.
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Tabular Iceberg2416 viewsThis tabular iceberg was photographed near Antarctica during the IceTrek expedition in 2006.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos, NSIDC
IceTrek Web site
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907 viewsThe Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in Antarctica.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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481 viewsThe team finally reached the coast, the end of the traverse.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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504 viewsThe team finally reached the coast, the end of the traverse.
Image Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC
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Larsen B Ice Shelf Collapse 2002904 viewsThis movie shows the events of January, February, and March 2002 as recorded by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MODIS) satellite sensor. The images show the Larsen B Ice Shelf and parts of the Antarctic Peninsula (on left).
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225 viewsScientists prepare their instruments on 2- to 3-meter thick sea ice filling the former Larsen B shelf area, during the 2013 LARISSA expedition. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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203 viewsScientists prepare their instruments on Leppard Glacier, just above the Larsen B, during the 2013 LARISSA expedition. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA) Project is a large, interdisciplinary, multi-institute study to explore every aspect of the deteriorating Larsen Ice Shelf region in Antarctica. Participating researchers set up instruments on the glaciers that feed into the remaining portion of the Larsen ice shelf. As changes occur on the ice, the stations will record it in data and pictures. (Credit: Ted Scambos, NSIDC) Read the expedition blog on http://iceshelf.wordpress.com.
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1508 viewsThis in-flight photo shows the edge of the Larsen B Ice Shelf. The surface is melted, and ice flows off the edge like a waterfall.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
IceTrek Web site
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Larsen B Ice Shelf1050 viewsAn in-flight photo of the Larsen B Ice Shelf taken during the 2006 IceTrek expedition
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