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Shelf iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

An ice shelf is a thick platform of ice that forms at the grounding line of a glacier, where the glacier meets the coastline. Most freshwater on earth is bound in the huge ice shield covering almost entire Antarctica and extending in shelf-ice to the sea. Increasing melt of Antarctic ice would lead to significant sea level rise. For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/3212

Year: 2016

From album: Antarctic biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Antarctica Arctic Atlantic change climate Environmental Global ocean Pacific Southern worldwide

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