Huge ice sheet breaks from Greenland glacier

Posted by Trish Riley, August 9, 2010

A giant sheet of ice measuring 260 sq km (100 sq miles) has broken off a glacier in Greenland, according to researchers at a US university.

The block of ice separated from the Petermann Glacier, on the north-west coast of Greenland.

It is the largest Arctic iceberg to calve since 1962, said Prof Andreas Muenchow of the University of Delaware.

via BBC News – Huge ice sheet breaks from Greenland glacier.

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