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Antarctic: 'No role' for climate in Halley iceberg splitting

05 April 2019

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When a giant iceberg breaks away from near Britain's Halley research base, it won't be because of climate change.

Scientists Jan De Rydt and Hilmar Gudmundsson have spent years studying the area and say the calving will be the result of natural processes only.

The Antarctic station, which sits on a floating platform of ice, was moved in 2017 to get it away from a large chasm.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: JAN DE RYDT - The Brunt Ice Shelf is between 150m and 250m thick

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