TRILLION TON ICEBERG CALVES FROM ANTARCTICA

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Iceberg calves drifting from antarctica

By Martin O’Leary, Adrian Luckman and Project MIDAS

A one trillion tonne iceberg – one of the biggest ever recorded – has calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica. The calving occurred sometime between Monday 10th July and Wednesday 12th July 2017, when a 5,800 square km section of Larsen C finally broke away. The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68 has a volume twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes.

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