Ross Ice Shelf


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Ross Ice Shelf

A vast area in Antarctica bordering on the Ross Sea, an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean. In the western part of the sea is Ross Island, site of the active volcano Mount Erebus.
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Ross Ice Shelf

n
(Placename) the ice shelf forming the S part of the Ross Sea, between Victoria Land and Byrd Land. Also called: Ross Barrier or Ross Shelf Ice
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Ross′ Ice′ Shelf`


n.
an ice barrier filling the S part of the Ross Sea.
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Recently, a team of scientists and researchers, all hailing from New Zealand, started an expedition to the Ross Ice shelf, where after digging for quite some time, came upon a stunning find that for hyperbolic purposes blew their minds away.
The discovery suggests that the Ross Ice Shelf, a floating slab of Antarctic ice the size of France which juts into the ocean, is more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.
They found the Ross Ice Shelf is affected by surface water warmed by the sun and not just by the warm ocean water beneath it, as was previously thought.
--JULIEN CHAPUT of Colorado State University, on seismic tones he and colleagues recently detected at Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf that change in pitch depending on weather conditions.
Worsely died of an illness after he was rescued only 30 miles from the finish line - the Ross Ice Shelf.
Winds blowing across snow dunes on Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf cause the massive ice slab's surface to vibrate, producing a near-constant set of seismic "tones" scientists could potentially use to monitor changes in the ice shelf from afar, according to new research.
B15, as it is known, calved away from the Ross Ice Shelf in 2000.
He and his men spent their final hours in the sub-zero temperatures in their tent on the Ross Ice Shelf and their frozen bodies remain in that tent still.
Marie Byrd Land is a large unclaimed area in remote West Antarctica, and the Whillans Ice Stream is a river of ice that pours from the (http://www.ibtimes.com/west-antarctica-glacier-ice-sheet-history-over-11000-years-larsen-c-ice-shelf-poised-2561918) West Antarctic Ice Sheet into the Ross Ice Shelf.
In 2000, an iceberg known as B-15, measuring in at over 4,200 square miles (just a bit smaller than the state of Connecticut) detached from Antarctica's Ross Ice Shelf.