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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Japanese tsunami Create New Ice Mountain.

CALIFORNIA - Scientists have linked a major earthquake and subsequent tsunami that will occur in the Tohoku, off the coast of Japan to the creation of a large iceberg in the hemisphere farthest.

Kelly Brunt, a cryosphere specialist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, recently confirmed that the tsunami that occurred in March 2011 responsible for the birth of an iceberg in Antarctica.

According to Brunt, the birth of an iceberg can occur for a variety of ways, especially after the tsunami. Scientists observe the new icebergs in the South Pole surface area two times larger than the surface of Manhattan. Iceberg floating into the sea shortly after the tsunami waves reached the South Pole.

"In the past we've given birth event, where we find the source. This is a reverse scenario. We see the birth of the event and we went to look for how it happened," he explained, as quoted by TG Daily, Tuesday (08/09/2011) .

"We know right away as one of the greatest events in history. We knew there would be a pretty big waves. And this time we know the cause," he added.

Ditahun 1970s scientists had speculated about the causes ice to melt. Ice sheets came from geltser which eventually cover the soil surface caused by large waves. The possibility of the wave has a height of 30 cm when it reached the south pole.

But consistency is enough to make the pressure wave as the cause of the birth of the new mountain. This makes the expanse of floating ice area of ​​260 feet or 80 meters, resulting in ground surface inundated by thick ice.

"I do not have a strong expectation of how well we can see something with a quick description. I can get it from the MODIS Rapid Response, but quite cloudy," said Brunt.

"I feel pessimistic, it's too dark and we could not see anything. So, there will be a clear picture if the clouds cleared, and you can see the birth of the mountain," he concluded.

A picture to look more closely through a synthetic aperture radar data from European Space Agency satellite, Envisat, which can penetrate clouds and found a picture of two iceberg-sized or more.

There are four of the iceberg with the largest surface area of ​​each reach of six miles. This is almost the same as the surface area in Manhattan. So if all the ice together is equal to twice the size of Manhattan.


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