5000 sq km iceberg about to be created

A massive section of floating ice in Antarctica is about to break away, creating one of the largest known icebergs.

A photo taken on November 10, 2016 shows a giant crack across Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf which is 200km long.

Scientists monitoring a large crack say it has grown by 16km in the past week.

Dr Sue Cook from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Hobart said, when it sheared off, it would create an iceberg 5000 square kilometres in size.

“We’re actually incredibly close to it breaking away now. The crack has grown . It’s now only 13km away from creating an iceberg.”

Dr Cook said, once it broke off, the ice shelf would lose 10 percent of its area, threatening the stability of the rest of the shelf.

In recent decades, a dozen major ice shelves have disintegrated, significantly retreated or lost large chunks.

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

this is bad news it is bad for animals and bad for the ice and bad for my head

alexander
alexander
4 years ago

this is bad news it is bad for animals it is bad for life it is bad for ice and it is bad for my head

Teagan
Teagan
4 years ago

this is so bad is something going to happen

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

This is unbelievable.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

This is just like unbelievable I hope it grows faster.

jeff22
jeff22
4 years ago

this is amazing

teegy weegy
teegy weegy
4 years ago

THATS HUGE

calebm
calebm
4 years ago

why has this hapenned

cool
cool
4 years ago

i really hope it forms really quickly

izzy
izzy
4 years ago

this is just sad. its breaking and loads of other things are being melted because of global warming. help the animals, help the plants, and help humanity.

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