RAF aircraft photographed the world's largest iceberg,
The photographs show numerous cracks, icepieces that have separated from it, and tunnels that are located just above sea level. The Antarctic iceberg is already affecting the territory of South Georgia. The A68a is located just 200 km from the island and there is a possibility that it gets stuck in shallow water near it.
Satellite images that scientists received inrecent weeks also show that the edges of the A68a are rapidly eroding. But some of the broken pieces are themselves large icebergs, so scientists will have to track them too - these chunks can pose a danger to ships.
New photos and videos of the A400 will be analyzed to try to understand how the iceberg will behave in the coming weeks and months.
Iceberg A-68 broke from the ice shelfLarsen in July 2017. Then its area was 5.8 thousand square meters. km is twice the area of Moscow. Its size was 175 km by 50 km, the average thickness was 190 m, and the mass was 1 trillion tons. The breakaway of the A-68 reduced the total area of the Larsen C ice shelf by 12%.
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