Gallery: Iceberg Twice the Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Greenland Glaci...

 

A massive chunk of ice twice the size of Manhattan just broke off from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier, which is one of the two largest glaciers left in the country. The ice island was part of a major ice shelf (connecting the great Greenland ice sheet with the ocean) that has waned in past years due to the region’s warming climate. The event was reported by Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering at UD’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in his “Icy Seas” blog.

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  1. arkema July 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Greenland was named that for a reason. When it was found it didn’t have ice all over it. If it did they would have named it something like “New Iceland.”

  2. gmacerola July 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    No one cares….Greenland holds…what?…4% of the ice in the world? Antarctica holds 90% and its getting colder….it’ll be news when the place with 90% of the ice gets warmers…and NOT west Antarctica! East Antarctica, where all the ice is

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