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Stephan

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Getz Ice Shelf Discussion
« on: February 14, 2020, 07:02:49 PM »
Calving at the easternmost part of the Getz Ice Shelf.
It happened some weeks ago (most likely on Jan 30). A slim part (1 km deep, 15 km long) has separated from the ice shelf and floats now in Amundsen Sea.
A detailed analysis of this region between Jan 10, 2020 and Feb 13, 2020 showed in addition several mini- and microcalvings (all circled in yellow).

See attached picture.


[PS: Neven, we should close the Getz-B47 thread]
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Re: Getz Ice Shelf Discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 07:43:56 PM »
Here's a map of Antarctica.  Getz is about midway between PIG-Thwaites and Ross.  (I had to look it up).


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Re: Getz Ice Shelf Discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2020, 07:50:20 PM »
That is correct. If you move to the easternmost part of Getz Ice Shelf, which covers a wide coastal area, then you get to the point where the calving has occurred. In eastern direction from there, beyond Martin Peninsula, there is the Dotson Ice Shelf.
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Re: Getz Ice Shelf Discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 09:29:13 PM »
Mini-Calving at Getz Ice Shelf.
This time I analysed the bay west of Wright Island. Several parts of the ice shelf calved (circled in yellow). The largest part is approx. 4 x 1 km. The resulting icebergs float along the coast in Amundsen Sea. Calving happened end January of 2020.
Nothing to worry too much about - probably the very normal calving in the austral summer...
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