Measuring changes in Antarctic ice
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes the findings of Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to measure changes in Antarctic ice.
The IceBridge scientists examined a huge fracture in Larsen C, which is one of Antarctica’s largest ice shelves.
According to the experts, the crack is about 70 miles long, more than 300 feet wide, and about a third of a mile deep.
The fracture completely cuts through the ice shelf, but does not yet extend all the way across. When it does, Larsen C will produce an iceberg roughly the size of the state of Delaware.
Video Credit: NASA