Major Iceberg Could Break off From Antarctica

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Thursday, October 18, 2018
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There is concern that a large rift in a glacier western Antarctica could break way resulting a colossal iceberg.

Pine Island Glacier is a large ice stream, and the fastest melting glacier in Antarctica, responsible for about 25% of Antarctica's ice loss.

The glacier ice streams flow west-northwest along the south side of the Hudson Mountains into Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, Antarctica.

If the chunk of ice were to break off it would be about 300 square kilometers. That is about half the size of Toronto.



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