Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse - Some WOW! Pictures of a Cyclical Natural Event | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Wilkins Ice Shelf Collapse - Some WOW! Pictures of a Cyclical Natural Event

NASA Earth Observatory - Michon Scott • Robert Simmon - Early in the day on February 28, 2008, the Wilkins Ice Shelf remained intact. By March 17, 2008, the ice shelf had retreated significantly from its original extent. As the Antarctic summer drew to a close, sea ice began to freeze around the ice fragments.

Glaciologists estimate that the part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf that formed from sea ice may be 300 to 400 years old, and the part that is fed by glacier flow is older, perhaps up to 1,500 years old.

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