Antarctic Awakening: Manhattan-Sized Iceberg Breaks Free

A giant iceberg, more than 20 times the size of Manhattan, just split off from Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf. This dramatic breakup came after a significant crack formed on the shelf in November 2020, and it continued to grow.

The so-called “North Rift” crack is the third significant chasm to actively tear across the Brunt Ice Shelf in the last decade, and so scientists with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) were absolutely expecting the split. Read More

Image Credit: Halley team/British Antarctic Survey

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