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London-sized ‘mountain’ of ice broken in Antarctica, research center was nearby … scientists survived

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London-sized 'mountain' of ice broken in Antarctica, research center was nearby ... scientists survived
Aditya Chaudhary

The Chasm-1 iceberg, located in the northwest of Antarctica, has broken apart. Now he is ready to swim in the open sea. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) told that this iceberg ie iceberg is broken due to its natural process ie calving. Not because of climate change or global warming. Actually it was in the West Brunt part of Antarctica. Which is separated from East Brunt.

This iceberg is of 1550 square kilometer area. When it separated, there was a 150 meter thick crack in the middle of its main Antarctica. This crack was noticed a decade ago. Since then, this rift was gradually increasing. Eventually Chasm-1 broke apart. One such piece which was of an area of ​​1270 square kilometers, was broken and separated last year.

It is clearly visible in this map which part was broken.  (Photo: BAS)It is clearly visible in this map which part was broken. Halley-VI is the research station. (Photo: BAS)

BAS glaciologist Dominic Hodson told that calving is a natural process. This is the natural behavior of the brunt ice self. It has nothing to do with climate change or global warming. Britain’s research station Halley-6 (Halley-VI) is present at the place from where this piece separated. The scientists present at this station study the situation in the surrounding areas and Antarctica.

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Heli-6 is a mobile research station, which was transferred to the inside of Antarctica after the cracks in the year 2016-17. Since then, scientists are posted at this station only in the months of November to March. When is summer in Antarctica? There are currently 21 researchers on that site.

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All these researchers take care of the power supply of that research facility. Also, keep doing research there. In winter, research work is done remotely. Because when it remains dark for 24 hours here, the temperature drops to minus 50 degree Celsius. Hodson says that our scientific and operational teams constantly keep an eye on Antarctica. So that everyone in the team stays safe.

Now whatever data has been collected on 6 February 2023. An aircraft will go to collect the samples, data and reports of the research that has been done. Food, health, medical and research related items will be sent for those scientists in this plane.