2010-10-07 04:23:49idea for a post
Robert Way


I don't know if anyone has yet tackled this subject but i'd be interested in doing a post on ice shelves. I have to look up some of the primary literature especially in terms of the dates of ice shelves that have been lost but I think its worth noting for people that ice shelves are very important indicators of climate change and that they don't vary to the same degree as sea ice or glaciers. These tend to be concrete so when they rapidly collapse it is indicative of an underlying trend.

Any thoughts?
2010-10-08 12:21:02Try this
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey

I'd suggest contacting:

Patrick Lockerby at the Chatterbox or

Neven at Arctic Sea Ice  or

Artful Dodger

All 3 have pretty extensive knowledge of the Arctic and could perhaps point you in the right direction to save you time and to focus your research.

I know that comparing landfast ice shelves around the East coast of Greenland circa 1850 to today shows a huge loss.

The Yooper

2010-10-09 17:55:27Ice sheets
John Cook

There seems to be a lot of misunderstandings about ice shelves so some education on this subject would be great.
2010-10-10 00:21:33Will try to help
Peter Hogarth


I dug up some information on Ice shelves (North and South) so will try to collate these into useful reference list. 

2010-10-10 11:50:20comment
Robert Way

Thank you for any help with the references. I will rely a lot on Cook and Vaughan's 2010 paper for the antarctic peninsula. My former professor is actually writing a book on ice shelves (luke copland) it should be coming out relatively soon. He did a lot of work with ayles in the north. I was wondering however if anyone knew of any references about ice shelf ages?