The scientists at the Jenworld Glacier Observation Station (JGOS) have announced that part of the Jenworld Glacier has separated from the main body of Jenworld. Officials are pleased to announce that there was no loss of life in this incident.
Formed the weekend of February 6-7, 2010, the Jenworld Glacier has been slowly inching its way down from the highest point of Jenworld.
The separation event occurred at 3:19 a.m. on February 19, 2010 and can be described by one then-sleeping researcher as, “Really effing loud.”
The part of the Jenworld Glacier that calved was 40′ wide, 12″ thick, and 3′ long in places, excluding large icicles that had formed along its edge.
Scientists had been watching the Jenworld Glacier with interest, as its calving had serious implications for future travel out of Jenworld.
At 7:21 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (four hours after the glacier calving event), the JGOS maintenance staff began removing icy chunks of glacier from the automotive exit of JGOS.
When asked about the conditions outside, the head of maintenance replied, “Icy” and then later added “I think some Advil is in my future.”
At this time, only one official JGOS transportation unit has been cleared for use. It is expected that the second JGOS transportation unit will be available after the outside temperatures have been in the 40s (Fahrenheit) for several hours. In the meantime, JGOS researchers will carpool or travel by foot.
This was the second major Jenworld Glacier separation event of 2010. The first one occurred on February 6, when the Jenworld Glacier was initially formed. A large part of the glacier obeyed the laws of gravity and separated from Jenworld, causing all of Jenworld to rock with a seismic activity never before felt in the 12 month history of Jenworld.
Jen, the co-leader of the Glacier Survey Team, who was on a conference call at the time of the first calving, said that she was so surprised that she very loudly yelped, “Shit!” on the phone into her colleagues’ ears. No complaints were filed by the colleagues and therefore no public apology is necessary.
The JGOS scientists believe that this latest glacier separation incident is a sign of global warming of the seasonal kind and are pleased with this development.
However, it must be cautioned that the likelihood of more glaciers is certain, as shown by this research photo, taken at 7:03 a.m.:
More developments will be announced if they occur.