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Huge ice sheet breaks from Greenland glacier

 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: Huge ice sheet breaks from Greenland glacier Reply with quote

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BBC News - 07/08/10

A giant sheet of ice measuring 260 sq km (100 sq miles) has broken off a glacier in Greenland, according to researchers at a US university.

The block of ice separated from the Petermann Glacier, on the north-west coast of Greenland.

It is the largest Arctic iceberg to calve since 1962, said Prof Andreas Muenchow of the University of Delaware.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pictures here: http://www.meltfactor.org/blog/?p=57
and backround here: http://bprc.osu.edu/MODIS/?p=25
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the original report: Greenland glacier calves island 4 times the size of Manhattan, [University of Delaware] scientist reports.
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