Iceberg Might Destabilize Entire Ice Shelf

Posted by on Saturday, August 5, 2017

Several cracks have been observed in the Antarctica's Larsen C Ice Shelf. 

Back on July 12 scientists said that a massive iceberg broke off. The cracks left behind could threaten the stability of the remaining ice.

The iceberg was larger than the province of Prince Edward Island and was more than 200 metres thick.

The Larsen Ice Shelf is a long ice shelf in the northwest part of the Weddell Sea, extending along the east coast of the Antarctic Peninsula from Cape Longing to the area just southward of Hearst Island.



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