The Largest Iceberg to form in Arctic in 50 years.
The island of ice that once was 251 Square kilometers (97 square miles) chunk of ice broke Petermann glacier in Greenland. It was the biggest icebergs up the Arctic for 50 years. Petermann Glacier is one of the two largest glaciers in Greenland were to terminate the floating shelves.
The glacier connects the great Greenland ice sheet directly with the ocean. When a piece of ice is four times larger than Manhattan broke, Petermann Glacier lost about a quarter of its 70 kilometers (43 miles) long floating ice shelf, according to researchers at the University of Delaware. The Canadian Ice Service has been tracking since the ice island, Called PII-A, and satellite radio beacon
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of piece of the ice in the Labrador Sea on June 25, the island is gradually disintegrating, and the dissolution of the more than, 3,000 kilometers (180 miles) journey so far. News agencies reported the island of ice now covers about 62 square kilometers (24 square miles) area, and weigh between 3.5 and 4 billion tons.
But even with its size decreases, may possibly be a threat to offshore oil platforms and shipping lanes off the coast of New foundland. Environment Canada has dropped a beacon at PIO-A on September 17, 2010 to help track the island. Stuff website reported NL on a video shot by Canadian fishermen of the glacier.
Originally posted 2011-07-07 07:41:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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