The Brunt Ice Shelf is tearing itself apart and could create an iceberg the size of Delaware. Most of the scientists I follow expect that to happen “soon”.
The Brunt Ice Shelf borders the Antarctic coast of Coats Land between Dawson-Lambton Glacier and Stancomb-Wills Glacier Tongue according to Wiki.
Scientists have described the shelf as a combination of 4 glacial tongues cemented together by an icy mix known as melange, see the above image for an example.
The British Antarctica Survey have been researching this area since the 1950s. They have had to move their base camp two times monitoring the crack. This will be the largest berg since data has been recorded at Brunt.
See tweets below the fold after the video as they tell the story.
British Antarctica Survey relocating base camp due to increasing crack activity that was too close for comfort.
Awesome raw footage.