Saturday, 5 November 2011

Huge Chunk of Antarctic Ice Sheet Set to Break Free

Christian Science Monitor - Nov 5
A 300-square-mile portion of the Pine Island Glacier is expected to break off in the next few months, creating a massive Antarctic iceberg. The glacier is contributing to sea-level rise. Details here. 
A close-up view of the crack spreading across the ice shelf of Pine Island 
Glacier captured by the Digital Mapping System (DMS) aboard NASA's DC-8 

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