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Media interest mounts over Antarctica’s imminent iceberg calving


The imminent* calving of a 6,000 square-kilometre chunk of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf has caused a buzz of interest in the global media, with University of Leeds’ Dr Anna Hogg widely quoted. The story of the “giant ‘white wanderer’ poised to break free” was covered by Jonathan Amos for the BBC (5 July), with...

Leeds scientists monitor new crack in Antarctic ice shelf


Scientists from Leeds are monitoring a new crack in  the Larsen C ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula which has grown to 175km and is threatening to calve one of the largest recorded icebergs. Two Sentinel-1 radar images from 7 and 14 April 2017 were combined to create an interferogram which dramatically illustrates the fringes of the...