Fimbul Ice Shelf

The Fimbul Ice Shelf is a thick slab of glacier ice floating on the ocean. Large ice shelves are unique to the Antarctic. The 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. The Fimbul Ice Shelf, situated at about the same latitude as the Peninsula shelves, has remained relatively stable for at least 30 years.

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Fimbul Ice ShelfClick for high resolution image.