Antarctic Larsen C Ice Shelf Expanding Rifts

This rift, which may threaten the stability of Larsen C, has grown significantly and rapidly during the Antarctic polar night.  It will shed an iceberg the size of Delaware.   The rift is now 22km longer than when satellites were last able to observe it in March of this year.  When this breaks free it will remove between nine and twelve percent of the ice shelf area and leave the ice front at its most retreated position ever.

via Project MIDAS | A growing rift on Larsen C.

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