An Up-Close Look At A Delaware-Sized Iceberg About To Break From Antarctica

By Lydia O’Connor

New video provides an up-close look at a Delaware-sized iceberg on the verge of breaking off Antarctica.

Footage shared by British Antarctic Survey and Project MIDAS researchers on Tuesday gives an aerial glimpse of a 1,500-foot-wide crack along the Larsen C ice shelf. Scientists predict the rift will cause a 2,000-square-mile section of the continent to break off within months.

The rift lengthened by 10 miles in December, and by an additional six miles in the first three weeks of January. If it stretches 12 more miles, an iceberg will break off into the …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green

      

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