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Breakup at Brunt: Giant Iceberg Split From the Antarctic Ice Shelf – SciTechDaily

A large iceberg finally split from the Antarctic ice shelf, but another piece stubbornly hangs on. Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf finally calved a large iceberg in…

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March 1, 2021
A large iceberg finally split from the Antarctic ice shelf, but another piece stubbornly hangs on.
Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf finally calved a large iceberg in February 2021, two years after rifts opened rapidly across the ice and raised concerns about the shelf’s stability.
The break was first detected by GPS equipment on February 26, 2021, and then confirmed the next day with radar images from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite. On March 1, clouds were sparse enough…

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