6 Jun 2017

Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 6 June 2017

The big crack cutting across the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica, has changed direction. The fissure, could create one of the biggest bergs ever seen. But what does this actually mean? Dr Sue Cook, is a glaciologist at the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Hobart.

NASA's IceBridge mission photographed a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf in 2016.

NASA's IceBridge mission photographed a massive rift in the Antarctic Peninsula's Larsen C ice shelf in 2016. Photo: NASA / AFP

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