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gms

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EAIS George V Coast
« on: March 28, 2020, 03:37:55 AM »
I am very new to the topic of arctic/antarctic sea ice and I was reading this article from the BBC about shifts observed on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. This article mentions changes occurring on the "George VI coast" - I haven't been able to find mention of a location named George VI on East Antarctica, only the George VI sound which is on the peninsula on the west side. The George V Coast, on the other hand, is on the east side of Antarctica and I'm wondering if I've spotted a typo. Can anyone here more familiar with Antarctic geography what is going on here?

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46517396

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Re: EAIS George V Coast
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2020, 05:06:12 PM »
I think you are right, GMS.

http://www.antarcticglaciers.org/glacial-geology/antarctic-ice-sheet/alexander-island/george-vi-ice-shelf/

TinEye reverse search only finds this attributed to a random Chinese board and the BBC. So this is a self-made graphic. It must be an error on the authors part.

https://tineye.com/search/3d316571cb5ebba57d21a48036386821ca794c6e?page=1
« Last Edit: March 28, 2020, 05:14:22 PM by blumenkraft »

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Re: EAIS George V Coast
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2020, 06:43:52 PM »
GMS, i told the author.

He's going to correct it.

https://twitter.com/BBCAmos/status/1243956137365581825

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Re: EAIS George V Coast
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2020, 07:51:50 PM »
Welcome, GMS, to the ASIF!  Great catch, too!
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