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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse

A narrow ice bridge between Charcot Island and Antarctica's Wilkins Ice Shelf broke apart in early April 2009. In subsequent days, ice fragments in the region showed characteristics of post-breakup deformation.
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.

Published Apr 19, 2009

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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse
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Wilkins Ice Bridge Collapse

A narrow ice bridge connecting Charcot Island and Latady Island broke apart in April 2009.

Published Apr 8, 2009

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