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Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica

80.4S 35.1W

August 15th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Coats Land is a region in Antarctica which lies westward of Queen Maud Land and forms the eastern shore of the Weddell Sea.

The Brunt Ice Shelf, visible here, borders the Antarctic coast of Coats Land, Antarctica, between the Dawson-Lambton Glacier and the Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue.

The Brunt Icefalls extend along Caird Coast, a portion of the shore of Coats Land, for about 80 km (50 mi), where the steep and jagged ice-covered coast descends to Brunt Ice Shelf.

One Response to “Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica”

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    On the ice shelf at 76 degrees South | Halley VI Antartic Research Station « dpr-barcelona :

    [...] coordinates are crucial in tracking the state of the atmosphere.) But staying put is not easy. The Brunt Ice Shelf moves as much as half a mile a year, like a conveyor belt built to toss tea-drinking scientists [...]

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