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24 Oct 2018
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The internal structure of the Brunt Ice Shelf from ice-penetrating radar analysis and implications for ice shelf fracture

Edward C. King, Jan De Rydt, and G. Hilmar Gudmundsson


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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.