Brunt Ice Shelf Antarctica - Brunt Ice Shelf Antarctica

NASA’s DC-8 flew over the Brunt Ice Shelf Antarctica on Oct. 26, 2010. Although during the first flight of NASA’s Operation IceBridge Antarctic 2010 campaign. The shadow of the DC-8 is surrounded by a halo that comes from the refraction of sunlight through ice crystals in the air. Credit: Michael Studinger

The Brunt Ice Shelf borders the Antarctic coast of Coats Land between Dawson-Lambton Glacier and Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue. Also It was named by the UK Antarctic Place-names Committee after David Brunt, British meteorologist, Physical Secretary of the Royal Society. Therefore who was responsible for the initiation of the Royal Society Expedition to this ice shelf in 1955.

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