Summer 2008 loss of Arctic ice shelves

Additional information and imagery (orginally posted at Trent University)

Press Release September 2, 2008 (opens in a new window)

Images related to specific ice shelves

Markham Ice Shelf

Serson Ice Shelf

Ward Hunt Ice Shelf

 

 

Map of Ellesmere Island ice shelves at the end of August 2008. Ice shelves are outlined in black. Left to Right: Serson, Petersen, Milne and Ward Hunt. Quttinirpaaq National Park outlined in green. August 29, 2008 MODIS image from the Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC. Map courtesy of Derek Mueller, Trent University.

High Resolution Version Unannotated Version Simple Map

Map of Ellesmere Island ice shelves at the end of August 2007. Ice shelves are outlined in black. Left to Right: Serson, Petersen, Milne, Ward Hunt and Markham. Quttinirpaaq National Park outlined in green. August 30, 2007 MODIS image from the Rapid Response Project at NASA/GSFC. Map courtesy of Derek Mueller, Trent University.

High Resolution Version Unannotated Version Simple Map

 

Links to related websites

More background information on Arctic ice shelves, their dependent ecosystems and the Canadian Ranger Patrol 2008: www.madzu.com/ellesmere

Canadian Ice Service: www.ice-glaces.ec.gc.ca

International Polar Year MERGE Project: www.cen.ulaval.ca/merge/