Tsunamis caused by Ice-bergson May 30, 2012 at 2:45 am
Falling icebergs can liberate energies on the intensity of atom bombs, suggested in scaled-down laboratory experiments with plastic bergs.
Even though gigantic, large icebergs might emerge comparatively constant in the water, these mountains of ice can irregularly turn over and rotate. When bulky icebergs overturn, they can discharge an immense amount of energy, similar to a magnitude-5 earthquake, which can cause destruction on their surroundings — a tsunami from an iceberg that split off a glacier overwhelmed a coastal Greenland community in 1995.
The fears about the collision of icebergs overturn are keen by global warming, which is striking the planet’s Polar Regions mainly hard.
“The Antarctic and Arctic regions of the Earth include ‘woken up’ in the preceding decade or so glaciers have been retreating and huge ice slopes are breaking up in a substance of weeks and decayed into the ocean,” said investigator Justin Burton, a new glaciologist and physicist at the University of Chicago. “This is a huge number of ice, and much of the disintegrate is accompanied by capsizing icebergs.”