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Tag: Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier

  • Tuesday, September 15th 2020 - 09:50 UTC

    Huge calving at the Arctic ice shelf: the massive chunk is larger than Paris

    The 113 sq km block broke off the Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in Northeast Greenland, which the scientists said had been expected given rising temperatures.

    A massive chunk of ice - larger than the city of Paris - has broken off from the Arctic's largest ice shelf because of warmer temperatures in Greenland, scientists said on Monday. The 113 sq km block broke off the Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden glacier in Northeast Greenland, which the scientists said had been expected given the rising average temperatures.