30 Jun '17, 4pm

Larsen C Ice Shelf Rift Approaching Its End, Outer Edge Moving Away From Ice Shelf At Speed Of 33 Feet Per Day

Larsen C Ice Shelf Rift Approaching Its End, Outer Edge Moving Away From Ice Shelf At Speed Of 33 Feet Per Day

What’s happening is that the ice near where the rift began is now moving away from the rest of the ice shelf at a rate of around 33 feet per day, which is apparently unprecedented. There is still a tether of about 8 miles keeping the soon-to-be iceberg from breaking loose, but given how fast the far edge from this tether is now moving away from the ice shelf, this tether likely won’t last too long.

Full article: https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/30/larsen-c-ice-shelf-r...

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