Imaggeo on Mondays: Loose Tooth Rift

Loose Tooth Rift, Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Loose Tooth Rift, Amery Ice Shelf, Antarctica

A helicopter view of the actively growing “Loose Tooth” rift system near the edge of the Amery Ice Shelf, East Antarctica; this branch of the rift was over 20 km long when the photo was taken on 31 December 2006. Photo Credit: James Behrens.

Image submitted by John Orcutt, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons Licence.

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Bárbara Ferreira was the Media and Communications Manager of the European Geosciences Union from 2011 to 2019. Bárbara has also worked as a science writer specialising in astrophysics and space sciences, producing articles for the European Space Agency and others on a freelance basis. She has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge.

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