Depth of ice crack

Depth of ice crack

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06/07/2017 11:29 am

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University of Edinburgh

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ESA’s CryoSat mission measured the depth of the crack in the Larsen C ice shelf, which led to the birth of one of the largest icebergs on record. Carrying a radar altimeter to measure the surface height and thickness of the ice, the mission revealed that the crack was several tens of metres deep.

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