Calving and rifting on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica

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On 2 March 2016, several small en échelon tabular icebergs calved from the seaward front of the McMurdo Ice Shelf, and a previously inactive rift widened and propagated by ∼3 km, ∼25% of its previous length, setting the stage for the future calving of a ∼14 km2 iceberg. Within 24 h of these events, all remaining land-fast sea ice that had been stabilizing the ice shelf broke-up. The events were witnessed by time-lapse cameras at...
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