George VI Ice Shelf

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George VI Ice Shelf

The George VI Ice Shelf (71°45′S 68°00′W / 71.750°S 68.000°W / -71.750; -68.000Coordinates: 71°45′S 68°00′W / 71.750°S 68.000°W / -71.750; -68.000) is an extensive ice shelf that occupies George VI Sound which separates Alexander Island from Palmer Land in Antarctica. The ice shelf extends from Ronne Entrance, at the southwest end of the sound, to Niznik Island, about 30 nautical miles (56 km) south of the north entrance between Cape Brown and Cape Jeremy. It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee in association with George VI Sound.[1]

Further reading[edit]

• J.Loynes, J.R.Potter, J.G.Paren, Current, temperature, and salinity beneath George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Deep Sea Research Part A. Oceanographic Research Papers Volume 31, Issue 9, September 1984, Pages 1037-1055
• Jenkins, A., and S. Jacobs (2008), Circulation and melting beneath George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctica, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 113, C04013, doi:10.1029/2007JC004449, 2008
• M.H. Talbot, OCEANIC ENVIRONMENT OF GEORGE VI ICE SHELF, ANTARCTIC PENINSULA, Annals of Glaciology 11 1988
• Bentley, M.J.; Hodgson, D.A. ; Sugden, D.E.; Roberts, S.J.; Smith, J.A.; Leng, M.J. ; Bryant, C. 2005, Early Holocene retreat of the George VI Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula, Geology, 33 (3). 173-176. https://doi.org/10.1130/G21203.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George VI Ice Shelf". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-04-22.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "George VI Ice Shelf" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).