ice shelf

  1. ice that is attached to land but projects out to sea
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  • The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf in the world with an area of roughly 182,000 square miles (472,000km²) - about the size of Spain. Ross Ice Shelf
  • The corporation tax base appears to be shrinking faster than the Greenland ice shelf. Times, Sunday Times
  • Yes, this ice shelf has broken up into a mosaic of smaller icebergs.
  • The Ross Ice Shelf is a huge example of this, and pieces of it have fallen off as well. CNN Transcript Dec 29, 2006
  • The last time such a large ice island formed was in 1962 when the Canadian Ward Hunt Ice Shelf calved an island.
  • Another penguin species, the Adelies, were cut off from their breeding grounds by unusually large icebergs, calved from the continental ice shelf.
  • She is the one from a log village near an ice shelf, but she makes me feel uncultured and awkward. THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN
  • If you include the coastal ice shelves, you can see that the Ross Ice Shelf -- it's the big one down here -- the Ross Ice Shelf is the size of France. Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole
  • R., and Holdsworth, G., 1986: An investigation of low-stress ice rheology on the Ward-Hunt Ice Shelf. Ellesmere Island Driftwood « Climate Audit
  • We infer from our oxygen isotope measurements in planktonic foraminifera that the Larsen B ice shelf has been thinning throughout the Holocene, and we suggest that the recent prolonged period of warming in the Antarctic Peninsula region, in combination with the long-term thinning, has led to collapse of the ice shelf. Answers to the House Committee on Cross-Validation Statistics « Climate Audit
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