One of Biggest Icebergs Ever Recorded Expected to Break Off from Antarctica – gCaptain
A close-up of the rift on the Larsen C ice shelf.
Photo: Swansea University
A giant iceberg the size of Delaware is expected to break away from the Antarctic peninsula, so big it’s likely to be one of the biggest iceberg calving events ever recorded, scientists said Friday.
Researchers at the Swansea University’s College of Science in Wales have been watching the the rift in the Larsen C ice shelf for several years now. The researchers said today the long-running grew suddenly in December and there’s now just 20km of ice keeping the 5,000 sq km piece of ice from floating away.