It broke off from Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland on June 22 and captured by a team of scientists in real time. The grant is part of the newly announced $25-million International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, headed by the U.K.'s Natural Environment Research Council and the National Science Foundation, which will deploy scientists to gather the data needed to understand whether the glacier's collapse could begin in the next few decades or next few centuries.
It only took 30 minutes for an iceberg almost half the size of Manhattan to separate from a glacier in Greenland.More news: Croatia President wins hearts at the World Cup
The event lasted more than 30 minutes, but the movie was compressed to about 90 seconds.
While it's hard to get a sense of scale from the camera's wide-angle view of the separating iceberg, the berg is so big that it could partially cover the island of Manhattan, extending from the lower tip of New York City into Midtown, according to the statement. One startling aspect of the video is the noticeable rise in sea level as the glacier chunk enters the ocean.
Alarming footage shows a four-mile-long iceberg breaking off a glacier in Greenland in the latest example of the devastating effects of climate change. "By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance".More news: Airbus to design Mars rover that will collect, return soil samples
How can this video help investigations into sea level rise?
He adds that the more they understand what is happening means that they can create a more accurate simulation to predict and plan for climate change. It's a tabular iceberg, long and flat; in the video, you can also see tall, thin pinnacle icebergs crack off and flip over.
"The range of these different iceberg formation styles helps us build better computer models for simulating and modeling iceberg calving", explains Denise Holland. "And here we can see his wonderful significance", notes the study's lead author David Holland, Professor, Institute of mathematics NY.More news: Turkey's Erdogan sworn in with new powers, names son-in-law finance minister