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TC | Volume 12, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 12, 3361–3372, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3361-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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The Cryosphere, 12, 3361–3372, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-3361-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 24 Oct 2018

Research article | 24 Oct 2018

The internal structure of the Brunt Ice Shelf from ice-penetrating radar analysis and implications for ice shelf fracture

Edward C. King et al.
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Ice shelves are thick sheets of ice floating on the ocean off the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland. They help regulate the flow of ice off the continent. Ice shelves undergo a natural cycle of seaward flow, fracture, iceberg production and regrowth. The Brunt Ice Shelf recently developed two large cracks. We used ground-penetrating radar to find out how the internal structure of the ice might influence the present crack development and the future stability of the ice shelf.
Ice shelves are thick sheets of ice floating on the ocean off the coasts of Antarctica and...
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