Antarctica iceberg breaks off 2021-World’s largest iceberg breaks off from Antarctica.

Antarctica iceberg breaks off
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The world’s largest iceberg, dubbed A-76, has calved from Antarctica.

The world’s largest iceberg, dubbed A-76
This animation uses images from theΒ Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission by ESA

The world’s largest iceberg This animation uses images from theΒ Copernicus Sentinel-1 missionΒ . shows the giant slab of ice breaking off from the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, on 13 May 2021.

The iceberg measures around 4320 sq km in size – currently making it the largest berg in the world. The berg is around 170 km in length and 25 km wide, and is slightly larger than the Spanish island of Majorca and than some major cities of the world.

An enormous iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica.

The iceberg, dubbed A-76, measures around 4320 sq km in size – currently making it the largest berg in the world.

The enormity of the berg makes it the largest in the world, snatching first place from the A-23A iceberg (approximately 3880 sq km in size) which is also located in the Weddell Sea.

In comparison, theΒ A-74 icebergΒ that broke off the Brunt Ice Shelf in February earlier this year, was only 1270 sq km.

The iceberg was spotted by the British Antarctic Survey and confirmed from the US National Ice Center using Copernicus Sentinel-1 imagery.

The Sentinel-1 mission consists of two polar-orbiting satellites that rely on C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging, returning data regardless of whether it is day or night, allowing us year-round viewing of remote regions like Antarctica.

The iceberg was spotted by the British Antarctic Survey and confirmed from the US National Ice Center using Copernicus Sentinel-1 imagery.

The Sentinel-1 mission consists of two polar-orbiting satellites that rely on C-band synthetic aperture radar imaging, returning data regardless of whether it is day or night, allowing us year-round viewing of remote regions like Antarctica.

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