In the WWF called the cause of the breakaway of the iceberg, giant glacier in Antarctica
MOSCOW, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. The formation of the iceberg-a giant in Antarctica has contributed to the warming of the southern ocean, which led to the fact that the ice shelf was washed ocean waters from the bottom side, said RIA Novosti head of the climate programme of the world wildlife Fund (WWF) of Russia Alexey Kokorin.
As previously reported, part of the Western glacier “Larsen” — the largest of the ice shelves of Antarctica broke off and formed one of the largest in the history of observations of icebergs. The southern ocean is conventionally called the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans surrounding Antarctica.
The iceberg broke from the ice shelf, he was tempted warmer ocean waters from the bottom side. A slight increase in water temperature of the surface layer of the ocean, amounting to hundreds of meters, and that is global warming.Alex Comensurately climate programme of the world wildlife Fund (WWF) Russia
The expert noted that it is premature to say that one iceberg can lead to an increase in global sea level, which today is growing at a rate of three millimeters per year. However, some contribution in improving the it can make, as well as in the cooling of the ocean.