The surface hydrology of Antarctica’s floating ice

Sammie Buzzard*

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Imagine an area the size of the US state of Rhode Island, some 3000 km2, breaking off from the land, collapsing, and floating away. Picture Brown University completely submerged and houses falling into the Atlantic Ocean. Luckily for the residents of Providence and the rest of the state, Rhode Island is a relatively stable land mass, so such a collapse is an unrealistic scenario. But if it were built on an Antarctic ice shelf, the story would be a little different.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Today
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

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