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Rapid disintegration of another ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula


Massom, RA and Allison, I and Scambos, T, Rapid disintegration of another ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula, Australian Antarctic Magazine, Australian Antarctic Division, 203 Channel Highway, Kingston, TAS 7050, 2008, 14, pp. 22-23. (2008) [Magazine Article]


The ice shelves that skirt the Antarctic continent are broad plates of floating ice, typically 200-300 m thick at their outer margins. Because these are in direct contact with the underlying ocean and atmosphere, they are much more sensitive to climate change than the grounded ice sheet.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
UTAS Author:Allison, I (Dr Ian Allison)
ID Code:71409
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Deputy Vice-Chancellor's Division
Deposited On:2011-07-18
Last Modified:2011-09-21

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