Using today’s AMSR-E Bremen satellite data, you would find there is 10/10 sea ice out to just under 65deg S.
Then if you use Google Earth for a graphic and move your cursor out to 66deg S to get an idea just how much sea ice there is in this area.
The Wilkins Ice Shelf is now locked in – further up the West Antarctic Peninsula.
Further back at McMurdo, there has just been a medical rescue in the last couple of days, with a C-17 transport landing on the Ross Sea Ice Shelf.
Comment from that rescue – “it is nearly cold enough to freeze the fuel (in the aircraft)”
So where is this glacier disappearing to ? or is it ablation ? or is it the “Ice Pixies” stealing it in the long winter night ?]]>