18 Jul '12, 8pm

Again, a Glacier Downsizes - New York Times (blog): New York Times (blog)Again, a Glacier DownsizesNew York Time...

In 2010 , the remote Petermann Glacier in northwestern of Greenland caught the public’s attention when a chunk of ice four times the size of Manhattan broke off into the ocean. Now, it has lost another big piece: on Monday, a piece of ice about two times the size of Manhattan broke free and set sail. NASA, via the University of Delaware The Petermann glacier, at bottom, has lost another big chunk of ice. If a piece only twice as big as Manhattan doesn’t impress you, keep in mind that this ice island may be significantly thicker than the chunk set loose two years ago, so in total ice volume lost to sea, the event may be comparable, researchers say. The fracture along which the latest piece of ice broke, was first observed about eight years ago, so the event is not a big surprise. What is striking, scientists say, is that the two events happened in such quick succession; ice...

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