Larsen-C crack


The Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission is monitoring the growing crack in Antarctica’s Larsen-C ice shelf. When the ice shelf breaks off or ‘calves’, it will create one of the largest icebergs ever recorded – but exactly how long this will take is difficult to predict.

This animation demonstrates how scientists analyse radar data from Sentinel-1 to monitor the crack. This includes combining radar images to create an ‘interferogram’. Learn more:

Credits: contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by A. Hogg/CPOM/Priestly Centre, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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  1. Please someone answer me something, now with decision of 2 cosmonauts only on board the station, why not a japanese and and european astronauts at the same time ?

  2. Thank you for explaining this crack in the Antarctic. Taxidermist going to have a heart attack when he sees the size of that iceberg!

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