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AbruptSLR

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Re: PIG has calved
« Reply #650 on: February 04, 2017, 06:10:52 PM »
Here is a gif from Jan 5 (?) to Feb 1 of the rift in the SW Tributary glacier next to PIG from

Thanks for this nice gif sequence highlighting the opening of the rift in the SW Tributary ice shelf.  The attached image shows a Sentinel 2 image from Feb 2 2017 of both the PIIS and the SW Tributary ice shelf, to which I have added a segmented yellow line indicating the approximate location of where I am concerned that the next upstream crack will occur in the PIIS as the rift in the SW Tributary ice shelf continues to open.  If I am correct, the opening of such an upstream crack would cause a major calving event along the location of the current crack in the PIIS.
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Re: PIG has calved
« Reply #651 on: February 15, 2017, 08:47:54 AM »
The recent calving is the subject of Nasa's Earth Observatory Image of the Day

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The discussion mentions: ‘rapid fire’ calving

Jim Hunt

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Re: PIG has calved
« Reply #652 on: February 15, 2017, 01:10:38 PM »
The recent calving is the subject of Nasa's Earth Observatory Image of the Day

In addition NASA's first reference is to this very forum.

Well done SolarTim, Wipneus et al.!
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Re: PIG has calved
« Reply #653 on: February 15, 2017, 02:16:01 PM »
I actually missed the ASIF reference at first. Nice!

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« Reply #654 on: February 15, 2017, 03:23:31 PM »
Testament to the superb scientific discovery and analysis work done at AIF!!
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