In Antarctica, from glacier broke the largest iceberg in history

In the Antarctic from ice shelf Larsen broke off one of the largest in the history of icebergs, this is stated on the MIDAS project website: University of Swansea in Wales.

The area of the glacier with an area of about 5800 km2 broke off in the period from 10 to 12 July. Scientists have estimated that the iceberg surface area is equal to a quarter of the territory of Wales.

The mass of the iceberg is estimated at 1 trillion tons. It will probably be called A68.

The volume of frozen water in this part of the glacier twice the water supplies of lake Erie – one of the Great lakes of North America.

Breakaway fragment is approximately 12% of the Larsen glacier, scientists say.

Although the remaining ice shelf will naturally be renewed, the researchers believe that there is a risk of the destruction of the Larsen C by analogy with glacier Larsen B, which collapsed in 2002, seven years after it broke the iceberg area of 3500 km2.

Breaking news! The iceberg has fully detached from Larsen C — more details to follow soon pic.twitter.com/pdSxDuAGjR

— Project MIDAS (@MIDASOnIce) 12 lipnya 2017 R.



In Antarctica, from glacier broke the largest iceberg in history 12.07.2017

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