Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Artic ice vast cracks


Dramatic evidence of the break-up of the Arctic ice-cap has emerged from research during an expedition by the Canadian military.

Artic ice vast cracks

Scientists travelling with the troops found major new fractures during an assessment of the state of giant ice shelves in Canada's far north.

The team found a network of cracks that stretched for more than 10 miles (16km) on Ward Hunt, the area's largest shelf.

The fate of the vast ice blocks is seen as a key indicator of climate change.

Satellite image of Ward Hunt Ice Shelf cracks

One of the expedition's scientists, Derek Mueller of Trent University, Ontario, told me: "I was astonished to see these new cracks.

"It means the ice shelf is disintegrating, the pieces are pinned together like a jigsaw but could float away," Dr Mueller explained. BBC


kula kawla - we are heading toward a new ic |2008-05-27 12:10:36
lubang maksudnya ais semakin cair. bongkah ais yang besar-besar akan hanyut dan kemudian cair menyebabkan aras laut bertambah naik.

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