It's hanging on by a thread. A 13 km thread, but a thread nonetheless.
A new fork has appeared, almost overnight, in the crack on Larsen C. Could this mean the iceberg-to-be is going to break off any day now?
This is an extremely interesting consideration of the validity and robustness of trends estimated from limited numbers of data points. The jury is still out on the magnitude and even direction of temperature trends on the Antarctic Peninsula – clearly the need for further research and data collection is ever more pressing.
A summary of my PhD research, as published on SciEnvy's blog today.
Trusel et al. use RACMO2 to project ice shelf melt rates across Antarctica.
The Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming areas on Earth and contains enough ice to raise global sea level considerably.