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Antarctic iceberg breaking up and washing on to Macquarie Island


Lieser, JL, Antarctic iceberg breaking up and washing on to Macquarie Island,, News Limited, Australia, 03 November (2017) [Media Interview]

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A lone iceberg that drifted from Antarctica to Macquarie Island has started breaking up in the warmer water, with ice chunks washing up on the Tasmanian islandís shoreline. The iceberg is the first such sighting at Macquarie station since 2009 and sits about 4-5km off the coast, with several blocks of ice yesterday washing up on West Beach. Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC glaciologist Dr Jan Lieser said the iceberg likely came from East Antarctica, possibly from the Cooperation Sea.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:iceberg, Macquarie Island
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:122164
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-11-03
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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