Near real-time monitoring of Brunt Ice Shelf with Sentinel-1

Scroll down for time series, latest images and more info

This is a Sentinel-1 image of Brunt Ice Shelf, located in the Weddell Sea Sector of Antarctica...

In 2012 the previously dormant rift Chasm 1 began to show signs of growth...

In October 2016 scientists of British Antarctic Survey detected a new crack in the ice shelf close to its Halley VI Research Station...

The crack, dubbed 'Halloween crack, subsequently grew larger...

Detailed time series of Sentinel-1 and -2 data enable scientists to monitor and model the growth of both cracks...

Recent events provide strong evidence for an imminent calving...

Latest Images

Sentinel-1, Brunt Ice Shelf (image [2.4 MB], timeseries [135 MB])
Sentinel-1, McDonald Ice Rumples (image [1.7 MB], timeseries [90 MB])
Sentinel-1, Brunt Ice Shelf Ice Velocity (Nov 2018)
Sentinel-2, Brunt Ice Shelf (image [19.4 MB], timeseries [60 MB])
Sentinel-2, McDonald Ice Rumples (image [10.0 MB], timeseries [140 MB])

Journal Articles

Calving cycle of the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica, driven by changes in ice-shelf geometry [2019]
Recent rift formation and impact on the structural integrity of the Brunt Ice Shelf, East Antarctica [2018]
Five decades of strong temporal variability in the flow of Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica [2017]

Related Stories

Five decades of strong temporal variability in the flow of Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Data

ENVEO Cryoportal

Contact

ENVEO [Jan Wuite]


© Environmental Earth Observation IT GmbH - All Rights Reserved