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Amery ice shelf is a broad ice shelf at the head of Prydz Bay between the Lars Christensen Coast and Ingrid Christensen Coast. First mapped in February, 1931, the Amery Ice Shelf is classified as a glacier. Located between Prydz Bay and McKenzie Bay in the Eastern side of the Antarctic Continent, Amery Ice Shelf seems relatively isolated. The shelf was named (1947) for William B. Amery who was a representative of The U.K. in Australia in the mid-1920's.
The Latitude and Longitude of the Amery Ice Shelf is 694500S Latitude; 0710000E Longitude. Click on map for larger, more detailed version
Our hypothesis is that the cracks have
continued, and that the ice, when it refreezes, is getting thinner.
We think that the number and diversity of organisms have changed due
to temporary decreases in water temperatures and lesser concentrations
of salinity because of ice melt. Our belief is that both global warming
and possible changes in tides of the Indian Ocean related to global
warming are to blame for these changes on the Amery Ice Shelf.
NASA Official: Liza Coe
Last Updated: November 2008
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