NASA Satellite and Research Aircraft Captures Growth of Larsen C Crack

StoryfulWeatherPublished: July 13, 20171 views
Published: July 13, 2017

NASA released satellite imagery showing the growth of the crack from 2006 that eventually calved off a giant ice sheet from Antarctica, to form an iceberg the size of the US State of Delaware. The 6000 sq km block “calved” away from the Larsen-C ice shelf, and was believed to be among the 10 largest icebergs ever recorded, according to reports. “The interesting thing is what happens next, how the remaining ice shelf responds,” said Kelly Brunt, a glaciologist with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. “Will the ice shelf weaken? Or possibly collapse, like its neighbors Larsen A and B? Will the glaciers behind the ice shelf accelerate and have a direct contribution to sea level rise? Or is this just a normal calving event?” Credit: NASA via Storyful

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