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.

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, ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org

Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers

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

Image: Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg

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

That giant crack in Antarctica just keeps getting bigger

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

Shocking new footage reveal Antarctic ice shelf crack

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 satellite spots mile-long iceberg breaking off from Antarctic glacier

NASA's satellites witnessed the dramatic breaking of the iceberg.

Mon 20 Feb 17 from ZME Science

A New Theory Explains What's Driving Antarctica's Fastest Melting Glacier

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

NASA Satellite Spots Mile-Long Iceberg Breaking Off of Antarctic Glacier

'Aftershocks' from a major iceberg break caused Antarctic glacier to shed another.

Fri 17 Feb 17 from SPACE.com

Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

Antarctica sea ice hits record low

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

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