Glacial Calving In Greenland Captured On Video

Two researchers from New York University, who happen to be the Canadian husband and wife team of David and Denise Holland, were camping off Greenland’s Helheim Glacier which they were studying and had a camera set up for the overnight watch when they captured something spectacular.

 

The time-lapse video shows ice, half a kilometer high, breaking off in large chunks. How large? According to reports it is estimated at half the size of Manhattan. The sound according to David and Denise was very loud and booming, like a billion ice cubes dropped into water at once, with that sort of crackling sound.

 

Video: NYU Scientists Capture 4-mile Iceberg Breaking in Greenland

By: New York University.

From: Youtube.

 

It is large scale crumbling of glaciers like seen in the video that have climate scientists concerned about rising water levels. Much like the afore mentioned ice cubes; when you add that much ice to a glass the water rises, the same goes for ice in the oceans. This video may be useful in making predictions of how global sea levels may react to some of the other glaciers that are at risk of dropping large amounts of ice into the oceans. This is one of the concerns about global climate change.

 

Image from New York University Youtube.

Posted in All Stories, News & Sports Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

+ Follow Us

 

+ Upcoming Events

  1. Welland SPCA Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic

    April 20 @ 9:00 am - May 5 @ 9:00 am
  2. Annual Book Fair

    April 24 @ 9:30 am - April 27 @ 8:00 pm
  3. The Brantford Symphony Orchestra’s Annual Book Fair

    April 24 @ 9:30 am - April 27 @ 9:30 am
  4. Brantford Civic Centre Spring Carnival

    April 25 @ 11:00 am - May 5 @ 11:00 pm
  5. Norfolk Potters’ Guild Spring Pottery Sale

    April 26 @ 9:00 am - April 27 @ 6:00 pm

+ On-Air & Shows