IJsberg ter grootte van Limburg en Antwerpen losgebroken van Antarctica

Gigantische ijsberg Antartica nu echt afgebroken

Gigantische ijsberg Antartica nu echt afgebroken

Dat blijkt uit nieuwe satellietbeelden van Nasa. Maar komt dit nu door de klimaatverandering? Ander Shepherd, professor aan de universiteit van Leeds, treedt hem bij.

Je zou misschien verwachten dat de zeespiegel direct gaat stijgen, dat is niet het geval, de berg dreef voorheen ook al op het water, als onderdeel van de veel grotere ijsplaat Larsen-C. Het resulteert in prachtige beelden die pas echt goed laten zien hoe immens groot de scheur is.

Minstens net zo interessant is de vraag: wat gaat er met Larsen C gebeuren? Stromingen en de wind kunnen het kolossale stuk ijs naar het noorden verplaatsen, waardoor het een gevaar voor de internationale scheepvaart zou kunnen worden.

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De scheur was zich al jarenlang aan het vormen, maar groeide opeens aanzienlijk snel in de afgelopen twee maanden.

De Larsen C-plaat is de op drie na grootste ijsplaat van de Zuidpool met een indrukwekkende 50.000 vierkante kilometer. De ijsmassa heeft twee keer de oppervlakte van Luxemburg. "De snelheid van het afscheuren verraste ons, eerlijk gezegd", liet onderzoeksleider Adrian Luckman weten. De massa van de gletsjer - een biljoen ton in gewicht is ongeveer 18 miljoen Ostankino-torens. Experts zeggen dat de ijsberg kan blijven waar hij is, vele jaren - is het bekend dat sommige van hen niet veranderen hun positie tot 20 jaar, schrijft The Independent.

Volgens de SCAR-wetenschappers zal de hele voedselketen van de regio veranderen, met winnaars en verliezers tot gevolg. "Als dat doorgaat, kan het een punt bereiken dat herstel onmogelijk is".

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