Small Glacier, Gibbs Island, Antarctica

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

Gibbs Island is a small island off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It's only about ten miles long, two miles wide at the widest, and 1500 feet high, but most of it is covered with ice. Here ice is flowing off the ice-covered top of the island down to the sea. The upper parts of the glacier are fractured by crevasses, and the edges of the glacier are dark from rock debris ground up as the ice moves.

Location 61o 27' 17" S, 55o 38' 05" W.

Original Scene

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Possible Coloring

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Created 25 November 2005, Last Update 15 January 2020