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Giant iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in Antarctica


Lieser, JL, Giant iceberg breaks away from ice shelf in Antarctica, ABC Radio Breakfast, ABC Radio, Melbourne, 13 July (2017) [Media Interview]

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What happens when one of the biggest icebergs on record breaks away from an ice shelf in Antarctica? Scientists are currently finding that out as a 1-trillion-tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square kilometres, calved away from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica overnight. Dubbed ‘the last Larsen standing’, the iceberg has been close to breaking point for months, with scientists monitoring its demise from space since the first cracks were discovered. Meteorologist and sea ice scientist Dr Jan Lieser joined Libbi Gorr for your breakfast to discuss how scientists have been keeping up with the changes until now, and what the environmental impacts could be in the future as it moves out to sea.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Iceberg A-68, Larsen C, Antarctica
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:118653
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-07-17
Last Modified:2017-07-18

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