Ross Ice Shelf & Scott Hut Helicopter Expedition - Antarctica 2017
Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
This Enormous Ice Shelf Has Broken Up – And It’s Revealed A Mysterious Primeval Ecosystem
The Ross Ice Shelf is the largest ice shelf of Antarctica. It is several hundred metres thick. The nearly vertical ice front to the open sea is more than 600 kilometres (370 mi) long, and between 15 and 50 metres high above the water surface. Ninety percent of the floating ice, however, is below the water surface.