There's a giant crack in an Antarctic ice shelf. Should we be worried?
An accelerating crack in the ice shelf known as Larsen C, the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, has grown by 17 miles since the beginning of December, according to multiple news reports, including a recent article in the New York Times. The crack runs one-third of a mile deep, slicing through to the ice-shelf floor, and is, in total, more than 100 miles long.
An accelerating crack in the ice shelf known as Larsen C, the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica, has grown by 17 miles since the beginning of December, according to multiple news reports, ...
Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org
Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.
Fri 17 Feb 17 from Phys.org
Pine Island Glacier has shed another block of ice into Antarctic waters. The loss was tiny compared to the icebergs that broke off in 2014 and 2015, but the event is further evidence of the ...
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Phys.org
Environment It's a matter of weeks before a Delaware-sized iceberg hits the high seas The Delaware-sized Larsen C glacier is set to break off of the Antarctic ice shelf ...
Thu 23 Feb 17 from Popular Science
The massive crack, now wider in parts than the Empire State Building, would create an iceberg with an area roughly the size of Delware or Wales, could leave the entire shelf unstable. ...
Thu 23 Feb 17 from Daily Mail
NASA's satellites witnessed the dramatic breaking of the iceberg.
Mon 20 Feb 17 from ZME Science
Researchers previously pinpointed continental winds as the force pushing warm ocean waters underneath West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, but now they say local weather patterns ...
Fri 17 Feb 17 from Discovery News
'Aftershocks' from a major iceberg break caused Antarctic glacier to shed another.
Fri 17 Feb 17 from SPACE.com
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Telegraph.co.uk Science
The 1km long chink calved from the front of the Pine Island Glacier, one of the main glaciers responsible for moving ice from the interior of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to the ocean. ...
Thu 16 Feb 17 from Daily Mail