Tag Archives: Antarctic bottom water

Mertz Glacier calving leads to reduced sea ice

Mertz, a heavily crevassed glacier in George V Land of east Antarctica, has a tongue that protrudes 100km into the Southern Ocean.  In February, 2010 it split in half due to the collision with iceberg B9-B, which had broken off the Ross Ice Shelf in 1987.  The newly formed iceberg was called Iceberg C-28.  (It was […]

Antarctic bottom water reduced

You might not have heard of Antarctic bottom water, but according to this article it is declining.  Why would that matter?  Well first of all we had better check page 5 of the Google results to find out just what Antarctic bottom water is! The Free Dictionary (Acronyms division) helpfully tells us that Antarctic Bottom […]