Antarctic Peninsula


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Synonyms for Antarctic Peninsula

a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America

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Those dull thumps are the sound of numerous small icebergs being swept aside by the bow of the Royal Navy's icebreaker, HMS Endurance, as it plunges gracefully through the frigid waters of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The calving of the iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, reduces the size of the Larsen C Ice Shelf by around 12% and will change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula forever, the scientists said.
In 2009, more than 150 passengers and crew were evacuated after the MTV Explorer sank after striking an iceberg off the Antarctic peninsula.
They tested five cores from three sites and found major biological changes had occurred over the past 50 years right across the Antarctic Peninsula.
com/ice-loss-rate-antarctic-peninsula-questioned-new-glacier-study-2533205) New Glacier Study Questions Rate Of Ice Loss In Antarctic Peninsula
Adele Jackson, 44, waved goodbye to friends and family in May 2015 for the trip of a lifetime on a tiny island in the Antarctic Peninsula.
That's exactly what a team of researchers from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) did on a recent expedition to the Danger Islands off the Antarctic Peninsula.
The team will also conduct research around Changcheng, Zhongshan, Taishan and Kunlun stations, as well as Prydz Bay, Ross Sea, Amundsen Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula.
The collapse of the Larsen B Ice Shelf seems to have been caused by a series of warm summers on the Antarctic Peninsula, which happen during what in the Northern Hemisphere are winter months.
Located on the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Larsen B remnant is about 1,600 sq kms in area and about 500 metres thick at its thickest point.
Here on the Antarctic peninsula, where the continent is warming the fastest because the land sticks out in the warmer ocean, 49 billion tons of ice (nearly 45 billion metric tons) are lost each year, according to NASA.
RESEARCHERS from the North East are part of a project which is using aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Last year, a survey dive carried out near Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula by a team led by David Barnes of the British Antarctic Survey found large areas where no live animals could be found, the first time that this had ever been reported, despite frequent diving in the area.
The European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite was used to measure the ice sheet elevation change, which carries an altimeter specially designed for this task and with its improved capabilities problematic areas such as rugged terrain of the Antarctic Peninsula can now also be surveyed properly.
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