An iceberg, among the largest on record (since satellites started tracking in 1978), broke off the Larsen-C ice shelf along the Antarctic Peninsula. The iceberg is greater than the area of Delaware and a volume twice that of Lake Erie. What were the origins of this event, and now what?
A wide view of the rift in Larsen C from the vantage point of NASA’s DC-8 research aircraft. NASA scientist John Sonntag snapped the photos on November 10, 2016, during an Operation IceBridge flight. Photo: NASA
Brenda Ekwurzel, senior climate scientist
July 13, 2017 10:38 AM EDT