A team of scientists from New York University caught a stunning sight on video when they witnessed an iceberg breaking away from a glacier.
Calving is when an iceberg breaks off from a glacier. "By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance".More news: Love Island SPOILER: Samira quits to reunite with Frankie
The birth of an iceberg was recorded on video by a team of researchers in Eastern Greenland, according to the New Atlas.
Scientists argue that this phenomenon not only handsome, but also causes an increase in water level in the sea.More news: Taiwan flag emoji crashed iPhones 'to appease China'
The 90-second video has captured the attention and concerns of several experts on the climate change matter, especially because the Helheim glacier dips into the ocean on eastern Greenland and it lost a very large chunk of ice that will be responsible for some eventual changes on sea level rise.
"Knowing how and in what ways icebergs calve is important for simulations because they ultimately determine global sea-level rise", adds Denise Holland, the logistics coordinator for NYU's Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, who filmed the calving event.
So far, the Thwaites Glacier has accounted for approximately 4% of global sea-level rise, an amount that has doubled since the mid-1990s.More news: Vertonghen 'gutted' after semi-final loss
The video shows a wide and flat iceberg split and moves away from the glacier. 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.
- Trump says Pfizer is rolling back drug ‘price hikes’
- Political Commentator Continues TV Interview, Unfazed by Cat Jumping on His Head
- LONDON FALLING: US Embassy Warns Americans of 'VIOLENT' PROTESTS During Trump Visit
- London awaits Trump's visit, braces for protests
- US Ambassador Plays Down Donald Trump's "Turmoil" Comment
- Phil Mickelson breaks rules again, this time at Greenbrier
- Fortnite Season 5 Is Here With Tonnes of New Content
- Google updates Inbox app to be compatible with the iPhone X notch
- "US Not Treated Fairly But I believe In NATO", Says Trump
- Trump lashes Germany over Russian Federation deal