The Potential Hazard of Antarctic Ice Shelf Carving in New Zealand Territorial Waters.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
The Antarctic Peninsula is the one region of the Southern Ocean that has experienced largetemperature changes over the past century resulting in the release of large ice bergs into theSouthern Ocean. The glacial calving process is based on glacier ice flow dynamics as breaking ratesare controlled by ice velocity changes and retreat. With increased continental warming andconsequently melting there will be an increase in ice-berg calving frequency and movement from theAntarctic continent. GIS satellite monitoring of the Antarctic has provided useful images of themigration of icebergs. Recent advances in the use of geographic information systems and the abilityto monitor the movement of icebergs and changes in ice sheets makes the potential for predictingthe impacts on the Southern Ocean easier. This literature review considers the question - withincreased iceberg frequency what are the potential impacts of ice-berg migration on Southern Oceanlogistics.
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