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Antarctic ice shelf rift forces UK scientists to leave

Jan 20, 2017 11:49 IST
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The British Antarctic Society is recalling scientists from its Halley VI polar research base in March after a fissure developed in the ice sheet.The decision was taken after a huge crack appeared in the Brunt Ice Shelf, just 10 miles away from the Halley VI research station. There are currently 88 scientists stationed at the Halley VI research centre, which monitors climate data and played a key role in discovering the ozone hole in 1986.