Arctic ice shelves during the penultimate glacial maximum

4 April 2018, 1.00 PM - 4 April 2018, 2.00 PM

Seminar Room 1, Geographical Sciences

This BRIDGE seminar will be given by Ed Gasson.  The event is only open to University of Bristol staff and students.


Evidence that an ice shelf once filled the Arctic Basin during certain glacial maxima was recently discovered. Erosional features on the Lomonosov Ridge in the central Arctic have been imaged in modern water depths exceeding 1000 m and were most likely caused by the grounding of an ice shelf. Here we simulate how such an ice shelf could form and its most likely configuration. We also comment on what significance an Arctic ice shelf would have for the Earth System. 

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