Huge Iceberg Сan Split Off from Glacier in Antarctica

10.02.2017

According to experts, in the coming months, the largest ever observed icebergs can be separated from the Larsen C ice shelf off the coast of Antarctica. The length of cracks is almost 150 kilometers.

Huge Iceberg Сan Split Off from Glacier in Antarctica

The process is fast: the last 2 months break was extended to 27 kilometers. The mass of ice has broken to the ground, and soon the crack reaches the opposite edge.

Larsen C is the fourth largest ice shelf in the Antarctic. If it flips, significant sea-level rise will not happen, scientists say. However, the continental masses of ice in West Antarctica can repeat its fate, and this is alarming.