Changes in Antarctic ice

08/01/2017

The Antarctic peninsula extends further north than the rest of Antarctica and has experienced greater temperature rises. The Larsen A and B ice shelves have broken up in recent decades. The Larsen C ice shelf seems to be becoming less stable. A huge iceberg may break off soon. It covers 5000 km2

Ice shelves are important because they delay the advance of glaciers towards the sea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38522954

There are concerns over the stability of other ice shelves including the huge Ross ice shelf.