One trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica – Stuff

One trillion tonne iceberg breaks off from Antarctica  – Stuff

The much-anticipated calving from the Larsen C Ice Shelf reduces its area by more than 12 per cent, though the 5800 square km iceberg won’t have an impact on sea levels as it was already floating before completely breaking away.

Researchers have previously shown the rift could increase the risk of instability leading to the wider ice shelf’s collapse – a fate which befell its neighbour Larsen B, seven years after it experienced its own calving event in 1995.

By Stuff

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/94676841/One-trillion-tonne-iceberg-breaks-off-from-Antarctica?cid=app-iPhone