Researchers also managed to capture on camera a video that shows the noticeable violence and speed of the ice breaking event that is now ongoing.
A 2017 estimate suggested that a collapse of the entire the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet would result in a 10-foot-rise in sea level.
Denise Holland, a research team field manager with NYU, caught the eye-opening occurrence on video, which condenses 30 minutes of activity down to about 90 seconds.
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On June 22, an iceberg roughly a third of the length of Manhattan broke off of a glacier in eastern Greenland. - "Catching as it unfolds, we can see its value". One such example is a monumental chunk of ice breaking off a glacier and washing into sea, something dramatically captured on video by a team of scientists in eastern Greenland last week.
The results after the iceberg breaking away from a glacier would stretch from lower Manhattan up to Midtown in New York City. But even though the icebergs tossed into the sea here are contributing to sea level rise, scientists still don't know exactly how such break-ups work.
The video offers visual evidence of the realities of global warming and sea level rise, researchers say. "It raises sea level, and it does it very abruptly". Hopefully, it will help researchers further understand the causes of sea-level rise around the world.
"Knowing how and in what ways icebergs calve is important for simulations because they ultimately determine global sea-level rise", said Denise Holland. Such events could help researchers understand how glaciers will respond to natural variability and human-induced changes. The camera angle then shifts to show movement further down the fjord, where one tabular iceberg crashes into a second, causing the first to split into two and flip over.