Specialists from the European Space Agency (ESA) showed modified data from the Copernicus Sentinel satellite. The images show the movement of the A-74 iceberg, which recently collided with the Brunt Ice Shelf.
Iceberg A-74 formed earlier this year, breaking away from the Antarctic Brunt Ice Shelf. Back in early 2019, scientists took notice of the Brunt shelf in Antarctica, where a massive iceberg the size of London seemed about to break away. Almost two years later, he still separated.
For the past six months, it has remained close to the shelf from which it broke away, mainly due to ocean currents. However, in early August, strong easterly winds caused the iceberg to spin around the western end of the Brunt Ice Shelf, colliding with it, before continuing south. Radar images taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission show the movement of a 1270 km² iceberg from 9 to 18 August.