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The Ross Ice Shelf Project
Authors: Clough JW and Hansen BL
Year: 1979
Periodical/Journal: Science
Volume: 203
Number: 4379
Page Range: 433-434

A hole was drilled through the Ross Ice Shelf 450 kilometers from the barrier. Scientific sampling through this hole revealed a sparse population of crustaceans, fish, and microbial mass. The seabed consists of mid-Miocene glaciomarine mud. Geothermal heat flow is average. Oceanographic data indicate an active circulation and melting at the base of the ice.

DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4379.433
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