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Break-up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf
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- Title Break-up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf
- Released 16/06/2008 9:55 am
- Copyright ESA
Wilkins Ice Shelf has experienced further break-up with an area of about 160 km² breaking off. This animation, comprised of images acquired by Envisat’s Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) between 30 May and 9 June 2008, highlights the rapidly dwindling strip of ice that is protecting thousands of kilometres of the ice shelf from further break-up. This is the first ever-documented episode to occur in winter.