Avalanche melts 152 billion tons of freshwater . A torrential slide multiple times the size of the British city of London softened into the ocean, 152 billion tons of new water was taken to the ocean.
This was uncovered after research by the UK’s Antarctic Survey and the Center for Polar Observation and Modeling.
In this review, researchers followed the torrential slide known as A68A, three and a half times bigger than London, with the assistance of 5 satellites in Earth circle.
Data from satellites assisted researchers with discovering when the A68A started to soften and when it finished.
Avalanche melts 152 billion tons of freshwater
Researchers say that the last large iceberg of this iceberg was released into the sea near South Georgia last year.
According to researchers, the melting of this iceberg could have filled 61 million Olympic-sized swimming pools with fresh water entering the ocean.
Research has also shown that its melting process began when it entered the South Antarctic island of South Georgia and in just three months, 2020 and 2021, it completely melted and entered the ocean.
The avalanche’s journey began in July 2017 when it broke away from the 2,500-mile Antarctic Peninsula. At the time, it was considered the world’s largest iceberg on Earth.