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Descendants of the might B-15 iceberg that calved off the Ross Ice Shelf in 2000 continue to break apart. Where Are They Now?
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday October 09, 2014

One of the world's biggest break-up stories isn't in Hollywood. It's taking place around Antarctica. An iceberg that calved in March 2000 from the Ross Ice Shelf is continuing its slow disintegration in the Amery Sea, nearly halfway around the continent from where it started.
A helicopter hovers over the back deck of the research vessel NATHANIEL B. PALMER during one of the expeditions for the LARISSA project. Surface Melt
Science / Ice and Snow
Thursday September 25, 2014

Newly published research on the geologic history of the Antarctic Peninsula, specifically an area where a large, floating ice shelf disintegrated in the early 2000s, indicates that the cataclysmic break-up was primarily a result of rising air temperatures and melting at the ice surface.

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