Larsen Ice Shelf

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Larsen Ice Shelf

 

one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica. The Larsen Ice Shelf forms the eastern ice bank of the Antarctic Peninsula for a distance of more than 800 km (between 64.5° and 72.5° S lat.). Its greatest width is about 200 km; its area is about 86,000 sq km. On the east it is blockaded year-round by the drifting ice of the Weddell Sea. The Argentine Teniente Matienzo scientific station has been in operation in the northern part of the Larsen Ice Shelf since 1961. The shelf was named in honor of its discoverer (1893), C. Larsen.

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For the following century, the shelf, or what we now know to be a set of distinct shelves - Larsen A, B, C and D - remained fairly stable.
The authors suggest that the recent disintegration of two large sections of the Larsen Ice Shelf, known as Larsen A and Larsen B, were the result not just of increased melting on the surface of the ice (which is thought to speed the formation of cracks), but also of accelerated loss from the shelf's base.
Five of the six large glaciers that once fed into Antarctica's Larsen A ice shelf have sped up significantly since that floating ice mass collapsed and drifted away in January 1995, scientists report.
(Another section, known as Larsen A, broke up in 1995.)
For the following century, the shelf, or what we now know to be a set of distinct shelves 6 Larsen A, B, C and D 6 remained fairly stable.
The recent event comes 4 years after the 1,000-square-km Larsen A ice shelf disintegrated over a few days.
Scientists have been keeping an eye on the growing rift in Larsen C for years after the collapse of the Larsen A ice shelf in 1995 and the break-up of the Larsen B shelf in 2002.
Joining Larsen as the cryptocurrency billionaires on the Forbes list: Joseph Lubin, the co-founder of Ethereum; Changpeng Zhao, CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Binance; Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss of Winklevoss Capital; investor Matthew Mellon; Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong; Matthew Rosak, co-founder of Bloq and founder of Tally Captial; Anthony Di Iorio, founder of Jaxx and Decentral; Brock Pierce, chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation; and Michael Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Digital.
Abbas quotes Larsen as informing the PLO that "Rabin said this channel is the most important and that the negotiations now have full authorization." While this could be a reflection of Larsen trying to boost PLO morale, it is more likely to be an exaggeration on Abbas' part.
John Wesley's instruction to his preachers never to be unemployed, and never to be triflingly employed, might well have served Larsen as a motto in these years.
Until the publication of the 1994 biography by Thadious Davis, Nella Larsen's life was shrouded in silence; not even the year of her birth was certain.(2) Davis's project was "to remove the aura of mystery" from Larsen's life (xix), an aura that often resulted in critics' presentation of Larsen as inscrutable Other.(3) But with the details unearthed in her extensive research, Davis reveals that Nella Larsen was deeply scarred by the reality of racism; her seeking of celebrity as a writer was in fact a symptom of the need for recognition and validation, something which she never received as a child and only tenuously as a young adult (Davis 10).
In contrast, "End Game," section 2 of the biography, ably sets forth the increasing problems of money, productivity, and personal alienation each author confronted, with the life of Larsen as the point of departure and Toomer's ever enlarging cluster of challenges as the destination.