The Larsen C ice shelf break has sparked groundbreaking research

Anticipation of one of the biggest rifts ever detected reached a fever pitch in summer 2017

Larsen C ice shelf break

WIDENING GULF   A Delaware-sized iceberg calved when a crack in the Larsen C ice shelf reached the Weddell Sea this year. In this satellite image from September, rifts are visible in the ice and clouds cast a shadow on the new iceberg.

NASA Earth observatory, joshua stevens, Landsat data, USGS

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