Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Postby podaac » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:45 am

An iceberg about the size of the state of Delaware split off from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf sometime between July 10 and July 12. The calving of the massive new iceberg was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite, and confirmed by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument on the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi-NPP) satellite. The final breakage was first reported by.....

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Re: Massive iceberg breaks off from Antarctica

Postby carros » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:05 am

That's really big, glaciologists have been closely monitoring the many cracks and chasms that have formed in the 150 m thick Brunt Ice Shelf over the past years. In december 2019 a new crack was spotted in the portion of the ice shelf north of the McDonald Ice Rumples, going towards another large crack near the Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue..

The iceberg, called A-74, covers almost 490 square miles (1,270 square kilometers), making it 1.5 times bigger than Paris, that's also quite huge and worrisome..
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