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Re: Melt water in Antarctica
« Reply #50 on: February 09, 2019, 06:24:17 PM »
You were almost right with your prediction.
I just checked Amery Ice Shelf by EOSDIS and all the upper "lakes" changed their colour from blue to grey. They probably froze over during the last days.

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Re: Melt water in Antarctica
« Reply #51 on: February 19, 2019, 08:04:15 AM »
Re: Amery Ice Shelf

That one giant melt pond and the surrounding smaller ponds just froze too i think. Looking forward to seeing the next Sentinel pics.

Stephan, how about an own thread for Amery too?

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Re: Melt water in Antarctica
« Reply #52 on: February 19, 2019, 07:10:45 PM »
Re: Amery Ice Shelf

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Stephan, how about an own thread for Amery too?

Why not? Generally I think it could be useful. But I won't start it as I focus my attention to the WAIS and its glaciers and ice sheets.

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Re: Melt water in Antarctica
« Reply #53 on: July 15, 2019, 06:47:43 PM »
#1 Nansen ice shelf

#2 Blood Falls is an outflow of an iron oxide-tainted plume of saltwater, flowing from the tongue of Taylor Glacier onto the ice-covered surface of West Lake Bonney in the Taylor Valley of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Victoria Land, East Antarctica.
Iron-rich hypersaline water sporadically emerges from small fissures in the ice cascades. The saltwater source is a subglacial pool of unknown size overlain by about 400 metres (1,300 ft) of ice several kilometers from its tiny outlet at Blood Falls.

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Re: Melt water in Antarctica
« Reply #54 on: July 15, 2019, 07:35:41 PM »
Thank you for these wonderful pictures.

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« Reply #55 on: July 19, 2019, 03:17:49 PM »
Your quite welcome, and to think this is on a Continent where the average temps are supposed to be -5C.....if memory serves.

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« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2019, 05:12:38 PM »
They were talking about taking cold showers in another threadNow I'm shivering!  8)
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« Reply #58 on: July 22, 2019, 08:37:57 PM »
Thanks :)
But I'm shivering again.
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