One of Earth’s biggest icebergs ever seen has been discovered by orbiting satellites. The huge freeze-blob was just carved from Greenland’s Jakobshavn Glacier, and slid into the ocean.
The Jakobshavn glacier that birthed the ‘berg is of particular interest to scientists, since it has become one of the fastest moving ice sheets on Greenland and appears to be speeding up. Since it largely consists of ice on land, any ice that floats off will contribute to sea level rises, unlike floating Arctic ice which lowers sea levels when it melts.
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