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Extension of Amery Ice Shelf (AIS) may have major impact on Climate, NCPOR study reveals

Extension of Amery Ice Shelf (AIS) may have major impact on Climate, NCPOR study reveals

The boundaries of the Amery Ice Shelf (AIS) located on the east coast of Antarctica, will expand by 24 percent by 2021 and by another 24 percent by 2026 with respect to its 2016 position. The prediction has been made by the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR).

Key Points:

  • The basis of the prediction made by NCPOR is a 16-year-long satellite-based observation that had covered an area of 60,000 sq. Km across the Amery Ice Shelf.
  • The scientists at the NCPOR expect that the study will assist them in understanding the ongoing changes in the ocean and atmospheric forces better.
  • The ice shelves play an important role in keeping the glacier stable. The ice sheets that float are known as Ice Shelves and connect a glacier to a landmass.
  • The mass balance of ice sheet, bottom water formation and sea stratification are important parameters for the balancing of a glacier.
  • The coordinates of the AIS are approximately 70 degrees South Latitude, 70 degrees East Longitude.
  • The dynamics of AIS and its mass balance aid in comprehending the changes that are taking place in the climate across the globe.

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