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#1 hazelm

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 06:56 AM

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This could draw tourists, maybe?  An iceberg, twice the size of New York City, is expected to break away from Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf,  home of the British Halley's Research Station,  and float away over the seas.  This is one occasion that is not related to climate change but simply a natural process.  Since it already floats, it will not even raise sea levels.  Or, so they say.

 

Wouldn't it be something to be able to watch an iceberg twice the size of NYC calving?  Will it create a big wave?  Even though it is afloat, perhaps there could be something of a drop?  That would at least create some ocean swells.  Who wants to stand on it while it goes?  :-)

 

Oh, and yes, the station has been moved to safety.



#2 fahrquad

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 04:36 PM

I seriously doubt anyone would willingly go to such a cold and inhospitable place. It certainly couldn't be commercially viable.   :hihi:  

 

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