Serson Ice Shelf 2011

 

The extent of the remnants of Serson Ice Shelf on March 19, 2011 (red) before summer 2011 break-up.  Serson A is a floating glacier tongue (south) and Serson B is composed of thick, ancient sea ice (north). Blue denotes the coast of Ellesmere Island.  Radarsat-2 fine beam imagery © MDA 2011, Distribution licensed by MDA-GSI for the SOAR program. RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency. Map courtesy of Derek Mueller, Carleton University. (High Resolution Version:  20110319_Serson_RSat2.jpg)

 

 

The extent of the remnants of the Serson Ice Shelf on September 23, 2011 (red) following summer 2011 break-up.  Serson A is a floating glacier tongue (south) and Serson B is composed of thick, ancient sea ice (north). Blue denotes the coast of Ellesmere Island.  Radarsat-2 fine beam imagery © MDA 2011, RADARSAT is an official mark of the Canadian Space Agency. Map courtesy of Derek Mueller, Carleton University. (High Resolution Version:  20110923_Serson_RSat2.jpg)


Scientists and Canadian Rangers involved in ice shelf research camp overlooking the Serson Ice Shelf April 2008.  Photo courtesy of Luke Copland, University of Ottawa. (High Resolution Version:  100_4930.JPG)


A climate station adjacent to the Serson IceShelf.  Photo courtesy of Luke Copland, University of Ottawa. (High Resolution Version:  100_5063.JPG)

 


Harold Serson (1926-1992) at home in the ArcticSerson was an Arctic scientist who worked on ice shelves and related phenomena in northern Ellesmere Island.  The Serson Ice Shelf was officially named after him in 2006.  Photo courtesy of Martin Jeffries, University of Alaska Fairbanks.(High Resolution Version:  HaroldSerson.jpg)

 

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