A fissure is splitting apart a giant ice shelf on our planet’s southernmost continent, putting the Halley VI research station under threat. Experts believe the shelf will split off soon, possibly causing even more glaciers to slip into the sea.
A chunk of ice the size of the US state of Delaware has broken off the Larsen C ice shelf, one of Antarctica's largest ice shelves. Scientists fear global warming is destabilizing Antarctic ice shelves.
The Earth’s southernmost continent is almost entirely covered by ice almost 2 km thick. This week, one of the largest icebergs on record split from Antarctica. But experts say it could just be part of a natural cycle.
A break in the ice has forced the British Antarctic Survey to temporarily withdraw its staff from the futuristic Haley VI research station. The whole complex is to be shifted to a spot where it won't drift away.
Where a trillion-ton iceberg calved last week, researchers have detected a new rift. The concern is that the Larsen C ice shelf will destabilize and collapse, releasing glacial ice into the sea.
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