The flake detached from the ice sheet at Nioghalvfjersfjorden, which is about 80 km long and 20 km wide, according to the National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS).
– We should be very concerned about what appears to be a gradual erosion of the Arctic’s largest remaining glacier, says GEUS professor Jason Box.
Researcher Ruth Mottram at the Danish Meteorological Institute said last week that “this year, again, this inland ice has lost more ice than it has been supplied from snow”.
– What is thought-provoking is that if we had seen so much meltdown 30 years ago, we would have called it extreme, she said.
In study published in August showed that Greenland lost so much ice in 2019 that the meltwater could flood the entire California, the third largest state in the United States, with 1.25 meters of water.
Video: Greenland’s largest glacier has shrunk 10 km in 14 years