Ice that covers Antarctica is cracking from the inside out
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Ice that covers Antarctica is cracking from the inside out

A year ago from the Pine Island in Antarctica broke away iceberg with an area of 600 square kilometers. Now we know exactly why it happened, but the answer is very worrying (though not surprising).

Satellite images have shown that cracking off such a great chunk of ice with a little take started it two years earlier. Analysis of satellite images carried out with the help of State of the software showed that even then, the glacier began to crack, however it was up to 30 kilometers inland.

Ice that covers Antarctica is cracking from the inside outRecent studies indicate that the culprits are warming the oceans-warmer water “bite into” ice deep below the water surface, affecting the structure of the whole of the ice cover, which becomes very fragile and delicate.

This means that in the following years, such events will be repeated, and probably their scale will be even greater, which only make brick to raise sea levels.

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