The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) reported that a huge iceberg the size of the British capital, London, had separated from Antarctica.
The authority stated that the area of the mountain that separated from the Brant Cliff is 1,550 km, equivalent to the size of the British capital, London.
She pointed out that this ice breakage occurred on Sunday, January 22, and is the second largest iceberg crack in this part of the continent during the past two years.
The authority added, quoting natural scientists from the station above the Brant cliff, that given the complex structure of the glacier, this refraction could lead to unimaginable consequences.--
She explained that nature and climate experts began studying the cracks formed on the surface of the Brant ice shelf, near the coast of Coatsland, near the Waddle Sea, 10 years ago, taking into account the expected separation of the iceberg since 2016, which prompted them to move the British Polar Station. Halley” on the surface of the cliff, 23 km inland, away from the collapse zone, according to their expectations.-
For his part, the glaciologist at the British Antarctic Survey, Dominic Hodgson, confirmed that the massive break in the Brant Cliff is a natural event that has nothing to do with climate change.
He added that scientists will follow the path of the new iceberg, which will be named later by the US National Glacier Center.