Filchner Ice Shelf

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Filch·ner Ice Shelf

An area of Antarctica bordering on Coats Land at the head of Weddell Sea. It was discovered in 1912.

Filch′ner Ice′ Shelf`

(ˈfɪlk nər, fɪlx ˈ-)
an ice barrier in Antarctica, in the SE Weddell Sea.
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We will tag 20 Weddell seals at the eastern end of the shelfbreak north of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf during the late Austral summer of 2010/2011.
The degradation of the historically stable Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf would upset ice on land, triggering melting of the vast West Antarctic Ice Sheet and accelerating global sea level rise.
London, May 10 ( ANI ): Climate researchers have predicted that the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf fringing the Weddell Sea, Antarctica, may start to melt rapidly in this century and no longer act as a barrier for ice streams draining the Antarctic Ice Sheet.