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Professor Jeremy Bassis Co-Author on Glacier Break-Up Paper with OSU Researchers

Posted: November 30, 2016

Professor Jeremy Bassis Co-Author on Glacier Break-Up Paper with OSU Researchers

CLaSP Professor Jeremy Bassis is co-author, along with two researchers from the Ohio State University's Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, on a new paper about the break-up of a glacier that's part of the West Antarctic ice shelf.

The paper documents the team's finding that a nearly 20-mile deep fissure in the ice shelf had been the cause of a 225-square-mile iceburg separating from the glacier in 2015. The researchers discovered the subsurface rift while viewing satellite photos with new image processing software. Read more about the team's findings on the OSU News site

The paper, titled "Accelerated ice shelf rifting and retreat at Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica," was published in the AGU's Geophysical Research Letters journal.  

Congratulations, Professor Bassis!  

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