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Pressure ice
Base H - Signy Island Antarctica

  ©Crown Copyright - expired, photograph - Tritton, A.G. - picture taken 1953

Millions of tons of ice pushed by currents and wind miles and miles away causes ice to break and crumple on itself and result in these pressure ridges where the ice has no-where else to go and so goes upwards.

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This picture is one of a collection assembled in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of Signy Island Base: 60°43'S 045°36'W. Thank you to those who sent their treasured memories of their time in Antarctica and allowed them to be made into a commemorative cd and then placed here on the web.

The reunion weekend was 14-16 September 2007.

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