This is the second big break off in only a few months. Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier observed in July
Now the Petermann glacier lost an enormous block of ice (almost a quarter of the ice sheet).
In 2008 an enormous crack was observed
But nothing in the prediction was as big as what happened today.
There was wide coverage on this. NY Times
More detailed coverage here live science
Satellite image from Aug. 5, 2010, shows the huge ice island calved from Greenland’s Petermann Glacier. Credit: Andreas Muenchow, University of Delaware.
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