Let's Talk About Crevasses—Deep Fractures in Antarctica's Ice

Julian Spergel
November 16, 2017

Earth Institute | Columbia University

Crevasses are fractures in a glacier caused by the stresses of movement. They are like the cracks in the surface of clay as one pulls it apart past the limits of elasticity.

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Crevasses in the Ross Ice Shelf. Photo: Susan Howard (ESR)