Contact: Jo Bowler
University of Exeter
Caption: The ice shelf channel is clearly visible on the MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica image map; the predicted flow route of water beneath the grounded ice sheet aligns with the initiation of the ice shelf channel. The dashed line marks the point at which the ice starts to float.
Credit: MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map / Anne le Brocq.
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