Add to favorite
 
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

That's Common for the Antarctic
27.01.2009 12:35
That's Common for the Antarctic

British scientists report about possible split of the ice shelf Wallace from the continent, but Russian scientists say there is nothing to worry about.
      
      The giant piece of ice, which is al big as Jamaica, is connected to the continent with a 40-km long bridge, which narrowest part is only 500 meters thick. After being released, the glacier will break into several large ice pieces and slowly disappear in the World ocean.
      
      The Antarctic continent and its ice shelves cover about 14 million square kilometers, and no wonder such huge mass of ice can deform or deteriorate sometimes, Russian researchers say. It will not be the first time when giant glaciers leave the continent a Spain-sized glacier sailed to sea once.
      
      Collapse of ice shelves do not threat polar navigation, however, an experienced captain is a benefit. Russian scientists claim that global warming as an explanation of ice melting is still only a hypothesis.
      
      Source: Science & Life


Tags:      

Next Previous


You might also find interesting:

Carrier with ExoMars Station Set in Baikonur
14.03.2016
Russian Astronauts Are Repairing International Space Station
03.02.2016
Scientists from Novosibirsk Started Growing Human Skin
30.11.2016
Progress MS-04 to Deliver Greenhouse and 1st Eternal Spacesuit to ISS
01.12.2016
Proton-M with Comsat Successfully Launched from Baikonur
25.12.2015



comments powered by Disqus




Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian business  Painting  Rogovs House  Russian State Duma  Russian Football Premier League  Photography  Penza  Kavalerovo   Water Supply System  Moscow  Vladimir Yankilevsky  Ukraine  Vologda Architecture  Russian Theater  Russian Cinema  Priamurie  Festivals  Natalya Goncharova  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Political Prisoners  Archeological Finds  Pussy Riot case  Cultural Monuments  Orenburg  Russian holidays  Russian Literature  Russian tourism  World War II  Old Moscow  space  Shukhovsky Recreation Cluster  Exhibitions in Moscow  Chechen republic  Documentaries  Fountains of St. Petersburg  Slavyansk  Russian events  Dmitry Khvorostovsky   Russian history  Mansi  Buryatia  Tyumen  Samara Oblast  biology  Archeology  religion  Russian politics  Zapovednoye Posolstvo   Pussy Riot  Historical Exhibitions 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites