Monday, 17 July 2017

Just How Big Is The Larsen C Iceberg?

quote [ It's hard to imagine the Larsen C iceberg. These images help make it clear how massive it is...
With an area the size of Delaware and a volume of 277 cubic miles, its measurements boggle the mind. ]

That's a lot of ice cubes. I need a whisky.
[SFW] [environment & nature]
[by Bob Denver@5:02amGMT]


Jack Blue said @ 8:11am GMT on 17th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
I often prefer just to be told weights and dimensions. I never been to new york city, don't care about sports playing fields or try to fill any olympic swimming pools. I know what a ton and a kilometer is though.
damnit said @ 6:26am GMT on 17th Jul
The cool thing is that the sea level did not get a significant bump since Larsen C was already on the water to begin with.
cb361 said @ 11:54am GMT on 17th Jul
The very fact that that is something we need to take into consideration is the scariest thing.
midden said @ 12:48pm GMT on 17th Jul
As I understand it, the issue is not that the melting ice shelf itself raises sea level, but that the ice shelf acts as a dam, holding back the glaciers that rest on the land. If those slide into the sea, that will raise the sea level.
blacksun said @ 6:30am GMT on 17th Jul
I don't know, how tall is the ice wall that borders the flat earth in Antarctica? I'd say, as tall or taller than the ice wall that keeps out teh white walkers. ;p
midden said @ 12:58pm GMT on 17th Jul
That was actually less impressive than I expected. I think an ice slab 38.25 miles long and wide and as thick as the Empire State building is tall would have been more effective.
ethanos said @ 2:49pm GMT on 17th Jul
I've seen bigger.
Ankylosaur said @ 7:32pm GMT on 18th Jul
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:45pm GMT on 18th Jul
I see a perfect opportunity for merchandising.
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