grounded ice

grounded ice

[′grau̇nd·əd ¦īs]
(oceanography)
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Prior to starting our analysis, we were expecting to find a decline in ice thickness and grounded ice based on our examination of temperature and precipitation records of the past five decades from the Barrow meteorological station," said Surdu "At the end of the analysis, when looking at trend analysis results, we were stunned to observe such a dramatic ice decline during a period of only 20 years.
Image with caption: "Graph showing the reduction in grounded ice between 1992 and 2011.
The grounded ice bridge constructed by the 6th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) was a structure that closely resembled a road rather than a bridge.
However, the problem is that global warming is melting ice that's sitting on the land of Greenland and Antarctica; the releasing of the grounded ice adds additional water to the oceans, thus raising the sea level.
The sonar images clearly showed objects resembling rocks and other debris that may have once been dragged along the seafloor beneath the grounded ice.
During the next 100 years, and perhaps the next 200 years, it is probable that greater snowfall on Antarctica will outweigh the increased loss of grounded ice caused by increasing ocean temperatures, the statement says.
The match-up indicates that the water flow beneath the grounded ice sheet is responsible for the formation of the channels beneath the floating ice shelf.
As that grip continues to loosen, these already-thinning ice shelves will be even less able to hold back grounded ice upstream, according to glaciologists at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics (UTIG).
Later, the grounded ice retreated, leaving a permanent floating ice canopy.
This habitat was released after the retreat of the grounded ice sheet in the Ross Sea Embayment 7,500-8,000 years ago, and is within the range of modern foraging excursions from the Macquarie Island colony.