Antarctica Current Affairs, GK & News

A-76: World’s largest iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

An Iceberg recently calved off from the continent of Antarctica. This iceberg is now the largest iceberg in the world. It has been named as A-76. About the Ice Berg The Ice Berg is 170 kilometres long and 25 kilometres wide. The ice berg was spotted by a European Space Agency satellite called Copernicus Sentinel. ..

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Antarctica heads towards Climate Tipping Point by 2060

A new study states that Antarctica ices sheets are headed towards Climate Tipping Points by 2060. Climate Tipping in Antarctica There are several ice shelves in Antarctica. As these ice shelves break up, the towering ice cliffs may not be able to stand on their own. The study found that these ice shelves are breaking ..

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Melting of Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier “Doomsday Glacier”

The researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently used an uncrewed submarine to go under the Thwaites Glacier to make observations. According to the researchers, the melting of the glacier is worse than previously thought. The Thwaites Glacier is also called “Doomsday Glacier”. It has been a cause of concern for a long time ..

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40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica

The Government of India recently launched the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica. Which ministry launched the Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica? Ministry of Earth science.  Which vessel has been deployed for the 40th Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica? Ice class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovin.  What are the main objectives of the 40th Indian scientific ..

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Tristan da Cunha becomes the largest Marine Protection Zone of Atlantic Ocean

The isolated UK overseas territory of Tristan da Cunha was declared the largest fully protected Marine reserve of Atlantic Ocean. This will prohibit sand extraction, bottom trawling fishing and deep-sea mining in more than 90% of waters of the territory. It includes 687,000 square kilo metres of water in the Atlantic ocean. Background UK is ..

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