Glaciar Fleming

 

Centro de Estudios Científicos (CECs) and Dirección Meteorológica de Chile (DMC) initiated a joint project upon glaciers in the Antarctic Peninsula with the support of Bicentennial Science and Technology Programme/World Bank and the Instituto Antártico Chileno (INACH). The proposal, within the Framework of 2007/2008 International Polar Year (IPY) has the main focus of study the glacier responses in the Antarctic Peninsula to climate change. Among the expected outcomes are a better understanding of the current glacier dynamics in one region of the Earth where prominent changes are taking place, and their possible implications in terms of global sea level rise.

 


Fleming Website

 

 

References

 


Rignot, E., G. Casassa, S. Gogineni, P. Kanagaratnam, W. Krabill, H. Pritchard, A. Rivera, R. Thomas, J. Turner, and D. Vaughan (2005) : "Recent ice loss from the Fleming and other glaciers, Wordie Bay, West Antarctic Peninsula.", Geophysical Research Letters, , L07502, doi:10.1029/2004GL021947.

 

Wendt, J., A. Rivera, A. Wendt, F. Bown, R. Zamora, G. Casassa & C. Bravo (2010) : "Recent ice-surface-elevation changes of Fleming Glacier in response to the removal of the Wordie Ice Shelf, Antarctic Peninsula.", Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 97-102.