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Spreading crack in Antarcticas ice shelf could cause massive collapse

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 24, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Katie Medlock last modified Aug 23, 2016

A large rift is forming on the Antarctic Peninsula’s most northern ice shelf, threatening to break off an iceberg the size of Delaware. The crack is spreading quickly, meaning the collapse could take place very soon. If the huge chunk breaks off, it could destabilize the shelf and go down in history as the third largest ice calving event ever recorded. The Larsen C Ice Shelf is at risk of losing 10 to 12 percent of its mass, and soon. Scientists from Project MIDAS have been following...






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