The Ross Ice Shelf Project

@article{Clough1979TheRI,
  title={The Ross Ice Shelf Project},
  author={John W. Clough and B. Lyle. Hansen},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={203},
  pages={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 biomass. 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. 
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Life Below the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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Samples and observations under 420 meters of ice and 430 kilometers from the open sea on the Ross Ice Shelf revealed an unusual assemblage of benthic organisms that may be accounted for by sampling or spatial bias, or by extremely low or fluctuating trophic resources.
Circulation and Melting Beneath the Ross Ice Shelf
Thermohaline observations in the water column beneath the Ross Ice Shelf and along its terminal face show significant vertical stratification, active horizontal circulation, and net melting at the
Miocene Glaciomarine Sediments from Beneath the Southern Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
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Glaciomarine sediments with middle Miocene microfaunal assemblages are exposed at the sea floor below the southern Ross Ice Shelf, and a meager Recent microfauna is present in some core tops.
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Baited traps and a camera lowered through the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica, at a point 475 kilometers from the open Ross Sea and to 597 meters below sea level revealed the presence of fish, many
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