Satellite images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have detected another in an increasing series of massive icebergs which have broken off the continent of Antarctica. The new iceberg measures roughly 47 miles by 4.6 miles, or almost ten times the area of Manhattan.
The breakdown of the Antarctic ice sheet, which scientists suspect is an early sign of global warming, could have implications for climate changes over much of the planet’s surface.
NOAA monitoring of satellite images from the U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program detected the new berg this week on the edge of the Ross Ice Shelf, a expansive ice area extending out from the continent in the portion of Antarctica closest to New Zealand.
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