Sources And Movement of Icebergs in the South-West Ross Sea, Antarctica

Harry Keys, Dennis Fowler
1989 Annals of Glaciology  
The shape, surface features, composition, and thickness of icebergs trapped annually in a 200 km long coastal strip of fast ice have been examined to determine their sources and movement. The thin western ice front of the Ross Ice Shelf seems to produce about 40% of the icebergs while local glaciers produce the remainder. The ice-shelf icebergs are carried west towards Ross Island then north up the western side of the Ross Sea. A small proportion of them gets trapped mainly by grounding on
more » ... y grounding on shallow areas of the sea floor which protrude across the regional long-shore currents.
doi:10.1017/s026030550000700x fatcat:fbxdc4x5p5bhjbah56yy6y7rae