Watch a 4-mile Iceberg breaking in Greenland

Watch a 4-mile Iceberg breaking in Greenland

July 11, 2018

4-mile Iceberg breaking in Greenland

Scientists capture 4-mile, the size of lower Manhattan, iceberg breaking in Greenland.

A team of NYU scientists has captured on video a four-mile iceberg breaking away from a glacier in eastern Greenland.



This phenomenon, known as “calving”, is a force behind the rise of global sea water levels. “Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential,” observes David Holland, a professor at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics and NYU Abu Dhabi, who led the research team. “By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance.”

Holland’s research team has studied the waters off the coast of Greenland for more than a decade by measuring subtle changes in water temperature and wave formation.

The Helheim glacier from space

The Helheim glacier.  Image credit NASA

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