Larsen B ice shelf before collapse

Larsen B ice shelf before collapse

Before its sudden shattering, numerous meltwater ponds riddled Antarctic ice shelf Larsen B. They are seen in this 2002 satellite image as a matrix of aquamarine spots. Scientists believe that the ponds hydrofractured the kilometer-thick ice shelf, causing its swift destruction. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
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  • Created On: Oct 29, 2019 - 10:26am
  • Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019 - 10:26am