Larsen B ice shelf collapse

Larsen B ice shelf collapse

Antarctic ice shelf Larsen B suddenly broke apart in 2002 after an anomalous heatwave. The shelf may have formed 10,000 years ago but shattered in just two to three weeks' time. After its disappearance, the glacier behind it sped up its flow toward the ocean, pushing up sea level faster than it otherwise would have. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

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Research, Environment, Physics and Physical Sciences
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Ice Shelf, Larsen Ice Shelf, Larsen B, sea ice, Ice Sheet, ice sheet melt, Meltwater, meltwater ponds, hydrofracturing, chain reaction, Antarctica, Antarctica Research, sea level, Sea Level Changes, glacier instability, glacier sliding, Glacier erosion, Antarctic ice sheet, antarctic melting, cellular automata, minesweeper plot
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Oct 29, 2019 - 10:22am
  • Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019 - 10:24am