Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Biggest Iceberg EVER Just Calved

When a chunk of ice breaks off from a glacier and floats on out to sea as an iceberg, the berg is said to have "calved" from the glacier.

It's being reported that one of the largest icebergs EVER calved just broke away from some massive glacier in Greenland.  It's SO BIG that it can be seen from space.

A massive iceberg – large enough to cover the island of Manhattan in nearly 1,000 feet of ice – broke away from Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier this month, in one of the most significant calving events on record.

The changes to the glacier are so dramatic, they can be visibly seen on images taken from space by the European Space Agency's Sentinel 1-A satellite.

Scientists believe the calving took place between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16. The acquired images suggest that the glacier rapidly advanced westward between July 27 and August 13, before the calving caused rapid retreat of the ice front to its position seen in images taken on Aug. 19.

Calves are not uncommon for the Jakobshavn Glacier, which produced the iceberg that sank the Titanic in 1912. The glacier parted with 3.4 square miles of ice, both earlier this year and back in 2010, according to European Space Agency.

A combination of rising air and sea temperatures in the Arctic have made calving events more severe in recent decades.

Here;  http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2015/0824/This-massive-glacier-calf-can-be-seen-from-space

No doubt the world will look at this event and blame man-made global warming as the culprit for this massive berg.

Bible readers, on the other hand, may look at this event as just another piece of evidence that suggests the world seems to be groaning in birth pangs as we anticipate the return of King Jesus.


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