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Yesterday Breidamerkurjokull glacier played the main part in the news related TV show Good Morning America.


Drone technology

Yesterday Breidamerkurjokull glacier played the main part in the news related TV show Good Morning America. Their team broadcasted live from the glacier yesterday morning where they had a drone flying down inside an ice cave, thousands of feet deep for the first time in television. Following the Icelandic rescue team, Björgunarsveitin, which consists of an elite group of climbers.

Global warming effects

The point was to show the global warming effects but researches and scientists study the formations of the glacier to learn how the ice melts. While the glaciers melt, the sea levels raise and threaten coastlines, already happening in some places, the islands in the Pacific for instance.

Breidamerkurjokull is one of Vatnajokull‘s many outlet glaciers, Vatnajokull being the largest glacier in Iceland. In one century, the glacier has retreated about 8 kilometers and now there is a 25 square kilometer lagoon underneath it. It‘s changing quickly and therefore a convenient spot to show the global warming effects.


 

 

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