1969 Crack

by Bob Wells

Discussion about the 2021 calving of the Brunt Ice Shelf prompted me to look out photos I took of the large crack that opened in the shelf ice not far from the base in 1969.

[23 March 2021]

1969 crack from C130
Photo by Bob Wells
The 1969 crack photographed from the flight deck of the SPRI Ice Depth Radar C130 heading towards the Gin Bottle (MacDonalds Ice Rumples to BAS) and the Low Shelf in December 1969.

1969 crack 1970
Photo by Bob Wells
Closer inspection of the crack in Decmber 1970.

30 March 2021

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