Can scientists crack the case of an Antarctic ice shelf’s growing rift?

Read the full story in the Washington Post.

Cracks in the ice shelf are par for the course. But one crack just keeps growing – and it has scientists hunting for answers.

In Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, what started as a tiny crack in the 1960s has become a 90-mile rift nearly a third of a mile deep. Most of the change has occurred since 2014, when that crack suddenly began growing more rapidly. And unlike other cracks, which tend to stop opening at some point, this rift has continued to expand.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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