Filchner Ice Shelf


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Filch·ner Ice Shelf

 (fĭlk′nər)
An area of Antarctica bordering on Coats Land at the head of Weddell Sea. It was discovered in 1912.
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Filch′ner Ice′ Shelf`

(ˈfɪlk nər, fɪlx ˈ-)
n.
an ice barrier in Antarctica, in the SE Weddell Sea.
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Behrendt also participated in a traverse over both the Filchner and the Ronne ice shelves, which also encountered deep crevasses (the Grand Chasms of Filchner Ice Shelf were the largest on earth until they released enormous icebergs several years ago).
At around noon, we will be approximately 650 miles from civilization on the Filchner Ice Shelf.