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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse

Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse
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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse

This approximately true-color image shows ice fragments left over from previous breakups of the Wilkins Ice Shelf.

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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse
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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse

Taken less than a week apart, this pair of photo-like images from late March and early April 2009 shows the disintegration of a narrow ice bridge connecting Charcot Island and Latady Island—the last remnant of the northern part of Antarctica’s Wilkins Ice Shelf.

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