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8A (2008-2009): IPY: Stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf in a Warming Climate

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FDSN code 8A (2008-2009) Operated by IRIS PASSCAL Instrument Center @ New Mexico Tech
Network name IPY: Stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf in a Warming Climate (Larsen Ice Shelf) Deployment region United States of America
Start date Jan. 1, 2008 End date Dec. 31, 2009
Short description

We propose a field experiment with partners from Chile and the Netherlands to determine the state of health and stability of Larsen C ice shelf in response to climate change. We will combine existing data with new measurements to assess what physical processes are controlling the weakening of the ice shelf, whether a break up is likely, and provide baseline data to quantify the consequences of a breakup.

Citation Information

Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.7914/SN/8A_2008
Citation
Konrad Steffen, Daniel McGrath (2008): IPY: Stability of Larsen C Ice Shelf in a Warming Climate. International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks. Other/Seismic Network. 10.7914/SN/8A_2008

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