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  Witness to the Losses of Arctic Ice Shelf:

 

 

The pax arctica team walked from base camp to the ice shelf on July 22 and reached the crack at 3:30pm (photo courtesy Planet Action initiative © NSPO 2008 - National Space Organization, Taiwan - Distribution Spot Image S.A., France - All rights reserved).

 

July 22, 2008: After 4 hours of walking, the Pax Arctica team reaches the main crack from where the floating ice island is calving from the main shelf where we stand (place curser in the photo and drag to navigate on the panoramic photo)

 

The next day (July 23), the floating island across the Western crack had completely drifted away. Likewise, a major piece of ice shelf on the Eastern side of Ward Hunt Island (totaling 20 sq km) detached and drifted away on July 27, 2008 as shown on this satellite photo taken on August 18, 2008 (photo courtesy Planet Action initiative © NSPO 2008 - National Space Organization, Taiwan - Distribution Spot Image S.A., France - All rights reserved)

 

 

The eastern portion of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf with Cape Albert Edward in the background. Photo taken on July 21 2008 (photo © Luc Hardy/SAGAX - All rights reserved)

 

 

The eastern portion of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf with Cape Albert Edward in the background. Photo taken in mid-August, 2008. Compare with the photo above. Photo courtesy of Denis Sarrazin, ArcticNet/Centre d'Etudes Nordiques.

For further information on Ward Hunt Ice Shelf Loss, please click on:
http://www.people.trentu.ca/%7Edmueller/iceshelfloss2008/wardhunt.html

For further information on Summer 2008 loss of other Arctic ice shelves, please click on:
http://www.people.trentu.ca/~dmueller/iceshelfloss2008/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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