An iceberg almost the size of Lahore broke off from the Burnt Ice Shelf off Intar Cuttika in January 2023 and began flowing into the sea, and now scientists have released the first aerial video of it.
This avalanche has been named A81 which is spread over an area of 1550 square kilometers.
Keep in mind that the area of Lahore is 1772 square kilometers, that is, this iceberg is not much smaller than that.
The iceberg broke off from the Burnt Ice Shelf on January 22 and is now flowing into the Waddal Sea.
This is the second major landslide to break out of Antar Kutika in the last 2 years.
A video from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) shows just how big the iceberg is.
In fact, passing over it in the air, it seems as if this field of ice will never end, but what is shown in the video is only a small part of its volume.
A large part of it is hidden in the depths of the ocean.
The avalanche, which broke away from Antar Katika in January, has now moved 150 kilometers away from its location.
The avalanche broke off from the Burnt Ice Shelf near BAS’s Halle Research Station.
A decade ago, BAS experts noticed large cracks in the ice shelf.
Halle station was moved 23 km away in 2016 as the fissure widened.
The separation of the glaciers was not a result of climate change and occurred naturally.
According to experts, when this iceberg begins to melt, it will deplete the salinity of the sea and make the water uninhabitable for many organisms.
Earlier in May 2021, the world’s largest iceberg broke off from the Rooney Ice Shelf in Antarctica and started flowing into the ocean.
The area of this avalanche was 4320 square kilometers, which means it was more than twice the size of Lahore.