British Antarctic Survey glaciologist Oliver Marsh spoke on Friday, November 24, about the world’s largest iceberg, A23a, moving for the first time in more than 30 years. Reuters reports this.
The area of the iceberg is about 2 thousand square kilometers. This is about three times the size of New York City.
An iceberg calved from the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in West Antarctica in 1986. At one time, it housed a Soviet research station. The glacier managed to run aground due to the fact that its base was stuck at the bottom of the Weddell Sea.
Now, according to information gleaned from satellite imagery, an iceberg weighing nearly 1 trillion metric tons is rapidly drifting past the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula toward the Southern Ocean in a path known as “iceberg alley.”
It was previously reported that humanity is deprived of the ability to prevent the irreversible collapse of the West Antarctic glaciers, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) stated.
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