Among the chaotic mess of floating ice, the iceberg looks perfectly rectangular.
NASA scientists as part of operation IceBridge photographed off the coast of Antarctica ice block rectangular shape.
This iceberg broke away from the crumbling Larsen With a shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Among the chaotic mess of floating ice, the iceberg looks perfectly rectangular, as if he was intentionally cut off. However, this ice block is not the work of human hands. This iceberg of a natural origin.
When we think of icebergs, we tend to think of huge chunks of ice with sharp peaks But this is only one of the two types of icebergs. As explained by Kelly brunt, an ice specialist from the University of Maryland, there are also icebergs are called tabular (tabular icebergs). This large slab of ice with almost vertical sides and a flat top, and they are often formed after breaking off from ice shelves.
Apparently, this iceberg broke away from the crumbling Larsen With a shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. Sharp corners and flat surface of the iceberg indicate that it probably was recently split from the shelf. The sea and the wind has not had time to destroy the sharp corners of this block of ice.
This iceberg was not measured, and it is difficult to estimate its size from the picture. Probably, its diagonal is more than 1.5 km, we see only 10% of its volume, the rest is hidden under water.
Scientists emphasize that this iceberg is unstable, and new cracks can develop it at any time.
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