Ice-bridge collapse leaves Wilkins ice shelf exposed

日期:2019-03-08 05:08:02 作者:赏祚 阅读:

BREAKING up is getting easier to do, it seems, especially when it comes to the Antarctic Peninsula. On 3 April, satellite images showed that an ice bridge which connected two islands to the Wilkins ice shelf had shattered. This has left the shelf vulnerable to the ocean and in danger of breaking away from the peninsula. Last year, the 13,000-square-kilometre Wilkins ice shelf released huge chunks of ice,