Bindschadler Ice Stream

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Bindschadler Ice Stream
location Marie Byrd Land , West Antarctica
Type Ice flow
length 500 km
Coordinates 81 ° 0 ′  S , 142 ° 0 ′  W Coordinates: 81 ° 0 ′  S , 142 ° 0 ′  W
Bindschadler Ice Stream (Antarctica)
Bindschadler Ice Stream
drainage Ross Ice Shelf

The Bindschadler-ice stream (formerly ice flow D ) is a 500 km long river of ice in the West Antarctic Marie Byrd Land . It flows at a surface speed of up to 800 meters per year between the Siple Dome and the MacAyeal Ice Current in a westerly direction to the Ross Ice Shelf .

Employees of the United States Antarctic Research Program explored these and other ice streams of Marie Byrd land between 1983 and 1984. The Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names renamed it in 2002 after the US glaciologist Robert Alan Bindschadler from the Goddard Space Flight Center of NASA , from 1983 to 1998 senior scientist of the United States Antarctic Research Program on studies of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet including the ice flows in the area of ​​the Siple Coast , their interaction with the Ross Ice Shelf and the role of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in global warming .

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Individual evidence

  1. Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG): Antarctica: More dynamic than assumed , accessed on April 24, 2013