The world's largest iceberg is drifting away from Antarctica
New satellite images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission show Iceberg A-68 lost a 175 square km chunk of ice between satellite passes on April 21 and April 22.
SOUTH ORKNEY ISLANDS — It looks like the beginning of the end for the world's largest iceberg, the BBC reports.
New satellite images show Iceberg A-68 lost a 175 square km chunk of ice, which will likely be called Iceberg A-68c, between satellite passes on April 21 and April 22, according to images from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.
Iceberg A-68 broke off from the Larsen Ice Shelf in July of 2017 and remained largely intact for three years as it drifted past the Antarctic Peninsula in the Weddell Sea. Today it is around 5,000 square km, almost four times the size of Greater London.
Currents in the Southern Ocean are now pushing the iceberg past the South Orkney Islands into increasingly warmer waters.
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