Watch As Empire State Size Chunk Breaks off Greenland

July 2, 2015

Vice:

If watching ice melt sounds boring, here’s a video that might change your mind.

Researchers from New York University (NYU) monitoring the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland filmed an enormous vertical slab of ice breaking off, tipping horizontally, and floating into the ocean. The glacier chunk was more than half a mile high long — that’s more than the height of two Empire State Buildings.

No other glacier in the Northern Hemisphere releases more ice into the ocean than Jakobshavn.

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