When heading out on an adventure like walking along a river, it is standard practice to look at satellite imagery (topographic map prints till very recently) of the area of interest to chart out an informed plan of action. In preparation of our walk along the River Ken, we decided to do the same but couldn’t access a reliable map of the river all the way from source to mouth.
(Guest blog by Vikram Goel, an Antarctic Glaciologist. He has been studying Antarctica while living in The Arctic for the past 3 years.)
Recently, a very big chunk of ice broke off from an ice shelf in the Antarctic Peninsula. This iceberg (named A68) is 5,800 sq. km in area and weighs more than 1 trillion tonnes . This event was widely reported across the news media. But there seem to be some differences in the