Bigger than New York. The iceberg in Antarctica has shattered
The world’s largest iceberg is drifting in the Weddell Sea, according to data from the European Space Agency (ESA) and the British Antarctic Survey Agency. The facility measures 4,320 square kilometers, four times the size of New York City. The mountain was named A-76 and the Antarctic Ronne Ice Shelf was cut.
The British Antarctic Survey was the first to discover a giant iceberg. The object was also captured by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite, which posted photos of it on its website and on social media.
The glacier has an area of 4,320 square kilometers, a length of 175 kilometers and a width of 25 kilometers.
By comparison, New York has an area of 1,213 square kilometers and Mallorca 3,640 square kilometers. This makes the A-76 the largest iceberg in the world. – Passes the A-23A, which also drifts into the Weddell Sea and is 3,380 square kilometers in area.
The Rhone Glacier, at the origin of the glacier, is located on the Antarctic Peninsula. It is one of the largest floating ice caps.
Scientists suggest that some Antarctic ice shelves have disintegrated rapidly in recent years, which could be linked to climate change.