Antarctic iceberg A-76A, about twice the size of London, is drifting towards the warmer seas of the equator, even though it has not changed its size in the last 16 months. NASA has confirmed that the world’s largest iceberg is drifting towards its doom as it drifts into warmer waters.
Giant Iceberg Breaks off Antarctica
The Passage is a turbulent body of water between Cape Horn in South America and the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. NASA Earth Observatory released a statement.
It remains to be seen where A-76A will drift next, already 500 kilometers north of its position in July 2022, when the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1 satellite showed the iceberg crossing the Antarctic Peninsula. As they continue to drift northward, icebergs are often pushed eastward by the strong Antarctic Circumpolar Current flowing through the Drake Passage. From this point on, icebergs usually drift north towards the equator and melt rapidly in the region’s warmer waters.