Saturday , October 16 2021

NASA unveils first picture of Antarctic iceberg in Pine Island glacier



NASA released a photo of a giant iceberg this week, which is "three times the size of Manhatten".

This photo was taken as part of an agency's IceBridge operation, and anyone who has called the US National Ice Center B-46 can see it for the first time.

Massive masses broke out at the end of October at the Pine Island Glacier (PIG).

According to NASA, the Antarctic Pine Island Glacier is known to distribute icebergs to the Amundsen Sea, but the incidence of such events is increasing

The photo was taken on a Wednesday flight and taken as part of a yearly long-term tracking campaign on sea ice, glaciers and important areas of the ice sheet of the earth

On October 29, the National Ice Center estimated the surface area of ​​the B-46 to be 66 square miles (226.374 km²).

IceBridge flight satellite images have shown that major icebergs are already beginning to be destroyed.

According to Pine Island and nearby Thwaites NASA, glaciers alone contribute about 1 millimeter to sea level rise every decade.


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