Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Posts tagged Weddell Sea

Icy Shoreline of Eastern Weddell Sea, Antarctica

76.1S 28.8W

August 23rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

Antarctica - June 30th, 2009

This area of Antarctica is found along the coast of the eastern part of the Weddell Sea, which is part of the Southern Ocean. Its land boundaries are defined by the bay formed from the coasts of Coats Land and the Antarctic Peninsula. Much of the southern part of the sea, up to Elephant Island, is permanent ice, the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf.

The sea is contained within the two overlapping Antarctic territorial claims of Argentina and Britain, and also resides partially within the territorial claim of Chile. At its widest the sea is around 2,000 km across, in area it is around 2.8 million kmĀ².

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.

About Us

Earth Observation

Organisations

Archive

December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Mar    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Categories


Bulletin Board


Featured Posts

Information

49


Take Action

Widgets