A crack in the glacier brunt

This animation is composed of images made by satellites Sentinel-2 November 2016 to 2 February 2017. It shows the rapid growth of cracks in the ice shelf brunt. Some days the speed of its growth was 600 meters per day. Because of this it was decided to move located in this area of the research station Halley VI away inland. The image marked as the old and the new location base.

Ice shelves — floating or partially resting on the bottom of the glaciers flowing from the shore into the sea, in the form of thinning to the edge of the plate ending in a cliff. Represented the continuation of terrestrial ice sheets, at least formed by the accumulation of snow on sea ice and by cementation with snow and ice accumulations of icebergs.

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