M'Clintock Ice Shelf

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Coordinates: 82°55′N 77°30′W / 82.917°N 77.500°W / 82.917; -77.500 The M'Clintock Ice Shelf was a Canadian ice shelf attached to northern Ellesmere Island. By 1961/62, its connection was tenuous.[1] Most of the shelf broke away during the period of 1963 through 1965 with the remainder (10 km2 lodged at Borup Point) breaking off in 1966.[2] Subsequently, multi year landfast sea ice, containing ice shelf fragments, has covered the M’Clintock Inlet mouth.[3]


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  2. ^ Climate System Research Center. "Taconite Inlet Project". umass.edu. Retrieved 2008-09-05. 
  3. ^ Jeffires, M.O. (2002). Williams, R.S.; Ferrigno, J.G., eds. Glaciers of North America : satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world (PDF). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services. p. 16. ISBN 0-607-98290-X. Archived from the original on 2007-08-20. Retrieved 2008-09-05.