Elizabeth City State University Bay
A group of students under the direction of Dr. Malcolm LeCompte and Dr. Linda Hayden at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) conducted a research project to quantify ice margin changes in the Amundsen Sea region using LIMA as a benchmark. They discovered a small ice shelf that had gradually shrunk from 1972 to 2003 and has failed to reform.

The feature is a former ice shelf occupying an embayment along the southern side of Canisteo Peninsula 12.5 miles north of Suchland Islands and approximately 20 miles north northwest of Cranton Bay. The feature was named by US-Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (ACAN) Board of Geographic Names (BGN) for Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

The ACAN recommended Elizabeth City State University Bay for approval at its meeting on January 5, 2012 to the U.S. Board on Geographic Names The name Elizabeth City State University Bay has been approved for use on maps and other products of the Federal government. The name was approved officially at the meeting of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names on April 17, 2012 and was entered into the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), the nation's official geographic names repository on April 19, 2012.

Temporal Reduction and Loss of an Ice Shelf in Pine Island Bay, Antarctica: 1972 2003
IEEE-GRSS Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (GRSS-JSTARS)
GRSL-00258- 2012, IEEE- JSTARS-2012-00405.R1

 

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