The trillion tonnes Iceberg is on the move

The trillion tonnes Iceberg is on the move

September 4, 2018

The trillion tonnes Iceberg is on the move

One year ago the trillion tonnes Iceberg A68 calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf, has been pushed around grounded in shallower water near Bawden Ice Rise.

The one quarter the size of Wales, Iceberg A-68, weighing more than a trillion tonnes, classified as the sixth largest since records began.



In the satellite image animation, over the last year the giant iceberg has not drifted far, pushed around by ocean currents and winds, because of dense sea-ice cover in the Weddell Sea.

These groundings led eventually to further pieces of the iceberg being shattered off in May 2018. Whilst not quite large enough to be given labels themselves, the total area of icebergs lost from A-68 in May was the size of a small city.

sources projectmidasworldview.earthdata.nasa

 

By | 2018-09-04T17:53:35+00:00 Sep 4, 2018|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: |

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