Science & Technology
Scientist 'gob-smacked' at glacier break-up
By T.K. Randall
September 6, 2011 · 22 comments
Image Credit: NASA
A massive glacier in Greenland has broken up almost completely within the space of just two years.
The Petermann Glacier is 186 miles long and over 3,000ft in height but in just two years has broken up almost entirely. "Although I knew what to expect in terms of ice loss from satellite imagery, I was still completely unprepared for the gob-smacking scale of the break-up, which rendered me speechless," said Dr Alun Hubbard.
New pictures have revealed the extent to which a huge glacier in northern Greenland has broken up in just two years, claims a glaciologist.
Source: BBC News
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