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Scientists capture spectacular breaking away of iceberg in Greenland

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New York University scientists film four-mile iceberg splitting away from Helheim Glacier

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Scientists capture spectacular breaking away of iceberg in Greenland

RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: HELHEIM GLACIER, GREENLAND (RECENT - JUNE 22, 2018) (DENISE HOLLAND, LOGISTICS COORDINATOR/NYU'S ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY DENISE HOLLAND, LOGISTICS COORDINATOR/NYU'S ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID DYNAMICS LABORATORY / NO RESALE) (MUTE) 1.

VARIOUS OF FOUR-MILE ICEBERG BREAKING AWAY FROM HELHEIM GLACIER STORY: A group of scientists captured a large iceberg breaking off from a glacier located in Greenland.

In a video taken by scientists from the New York University (NYU) on June 22 an iceberg can be seen breaking away from the Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland.

Referred to as "calving", this phenomenon is behind the rise of sea water levels globally, according to a description associated with the video.

According to David Holland, leader of the research team and professor at NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematics and NYU Abu Dhabi, the rise of sea level is "both undeniable and consequential".

"By capturing how it unfolds, we can see, first-hand, its breath-taking significance", David Holland said in a description associated with the video.

The event took about 30 minutes, NYU said in a statement.




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