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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Not Just The Tip Of An Iceberg

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An image of the Peterman Glacier at 10:25 UTC on July 16. (NASA)An image of the Peterman Glacier at 12:00 UTC on July 16. (NASA)(NASA)

A sheet of ice, twice the size of Manhattan, broke of from a glacier in Greenland this week.

The new iceberg measures 46 square miles. In 2010, the Petermann Glacier lost chunk of ice measuring 96 square miles. The loss of glacier mass in Greenland, which has seen warming temperatures, has scientists concerned.

Guest:

  • Andreas Muenchow, professor at the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware

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