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Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« on: February 15, 2015, 12:24:19 PM »
Just checking the new Polar View ( http://www.polarview.aq/arctic ) I noticed that nothing much seems to be left of the "largest" ice shelf in the Arctic:

 
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 12:29:51 PM »
If people want to compare, they can read this blog post I wrote back in 2011: You do it to your shelf.
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 12:58:45 PM »
To me it looks like the fast ice / ice shelf north of Johannes V. Jensen Land, Northern Greenland, between Kap Washington (west) and Sands Fjord (east) seems larger?:
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 12:57:42 PM »
The Greenland shelf certainly looks bigger (does it have a name?). But it's on the European side, so may be 'pride' issues for why it's not reflected in the encyclopedias.

The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf is biggest on the American side.
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 06:49:49 PM »
Nope no name, the same is the story for some glaciers (10) in that image.
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 02:14:47 PM »
north of Johannes V. Jensen Land, Northern Greenland, between Kap Washington (west) and Sands Fjord (east)

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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 04:20:18 PM »
That is not an ice shelf, it is low lying pure rocks, seen here from a very old image:
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2015, 04:50:57 PM »
How about "Espen Rock Shelf"? ;D
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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2015, 08:04:03 PM »
Volcanic rock, I presume? Saw hints of that when I tried to find Kap Washington on a map.

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Re: Ward Hunt Ice Shelf / Ellesmere Island Canada
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2015, 09:03:17 PM »
Kap Washington Group is not the area, since the rock shelf mentioned above includes Kap Morris Jesup to the west and Kap Ole Chiewitz to the east (northern side of Frederick E. Hyde Fjord).
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