Climate - Collapse of the ice bridge supporting Wilkins Ice Shelf appears imminent

Tuesday, April 7, 2009   
 Climate  Collapse of the ice bridge supporting Wilkins Ice Shelf appears imminent
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is at risk of partly breaking away from the Antarctic Peninsula as the ice bridge that connects it to Charcot and Latady Islands looks set to collapse. The beginning of what appears to be the demise of the ice bridge began this week when new rifts forming along its centre axis resulted in a large block of ice breaking away. The report from the European Space Agency (ESA) and from Greenpeace Austria.


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