Icebergs

Icebergs Drifting From Canada To Southern Florida

 These 3D perspective views of the seafloor bathymetry from multibeam sonar offshore of South Carolina show numerous grooves carved by drifting icebergs. As iceberg keels plow into the seafloor, they…

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Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf Is Crumbling Faster Than Expected

A newly published video shows the dramatic increase in ice chunks breaking free from the large ice shelf holding back the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica. With the rate of icebergs breaking free increasing over the past few years, scientists warn...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Science Videos

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Pine Island Glacier's Ice Shelf Is Ripping Apart, Speeding Up Key Antarctic Glacier

For decades, the ice shelf helping to hold back one of the fastest-moving glaciers in Antarctica has gradually thinned. Analysis of satellite images reveals a more dramatic process in recent years: From 2017 to 2020, large icebergs at the ice...
Related topics: Antarctic, Antarctica (science), Satellites, Space

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Solar Farms: A Toxic Blot On The Landscape

If the government really plans a big increase in solar capacity, the current desecration of our countryside will be the tip of the iceberg. It is also clear that new solar development is not economically viable, other than in a few niche cases....

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Slushy Iceberg Aggregates Control Calving Timing On Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ

shows that a relaxation in the thick aggregate of icebergs floating at the glacier-ocean boundary of the Jakobshavn Isbræ occurs up to an hour before calving events. This finding may help scientists better understand future sea-level rise scenarios...

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Slushy Iceberg Aggregates Control Calving Timing On Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbræ

Shortly before Jakobshavn Isbræ, a tidewater glacier in Greenland, calves massive chunks of ice into the ocean, there's a sudden change in the slushy collection of icebergs floating along the glacier's terminus, according to a new paper led by the...

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This Is Currently The World’s Largest Iceberg

A gigantic chunk of ice recently broke off from an ice shelf in Antarctica, and is currently the world’s largest iceberg. The iceberg, dubbed A-76, measures around 4,320 square km (1,670 square miles) in size. At 170 km (106 miles) in length and...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Vast Antarctic Iceberg Could Drift Through Ocean For Years

A vast iceberg that broke off Antarctica earlier this month could drift through the ocean for several years before it breaks up and melts away, a scientist from the European Space Agency said Friday.
Related topics: Antarctic, Antarctica (science), European Space Agency

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An Iceberg Measuring 4220 Square Kilometers Has Broken Off The Ronne Ice Shelf

One of the Antarctic ice sheets is called the Ronne Ice Shelf and is located in the Weddell Sea. The European Space Agency (ESA) has reported that a gigantic iceberg has calved from the western side of the ice shelf. The iceberg has been dubbed A-76...
Related topics: Antarctic, European Space Agency

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World's Largest Iceberg Breaks Off Of Antarctica

The chunk of ice is larger than the state of Rhode Island -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Image: Meet The World's Largest Iceberg

An enormous iceberg has calved from the western side of the Ronne Ice Shelf, lying in the Weddell Sea, in Antarctica. The iceberg, dubbed A-76, measures around 4320 sq km in size—currently making it the largest berg in the world.
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Law & Order: Organized Crime: Ainsley Seiger On Jet Settling Into The Task Force, Assisting...

"We've barely even scratched the tip of the iceberg as to what she can do to further this investigation and take down the Wheatleys." The post LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME: Ainsley Seiger on Jet Settling into the Task Force, Assisting Elliot...

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Humongous Iceberg Feared Would Doom Penguin And Seal Habitats Melts Away After Breaking Into Pieces

The chunk of ice weighing billions of tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula back in 2017. The iceberg was on course to collide with South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, which would have upended the island's ecosystem, but the ice...
Related topics: Antarctic

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Roman Telescope Could Turn Up Over 100,000 Planets Through Microlensing

Recently we reported on a haul of 2,200 new exoplanets from the 2 year primary mission of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). But that is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of exoplanet hunting.  If calculations from NASA are...
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Exoplanets, Polls, Satellites, NASA

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After A Massive Iceberg Broke Away From Antarctica, It Revealed A Long-hidden World Of Creatures On...

The research vessel Polarstern in the gap between the iceberg A74 and the Brunt Ice Shelf, left. Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI)/Ralph Timmermann Last month, an iceberg the size of Los Angeles broke off of Antarctica's Brunt Ice...
Related topics: Antarctica (science)

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Was The Interstellar Object 'oumuamua A Nitrogen Iceberg?

If so, as has recently been suggested, there are likely many more of them moving between star systems -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

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Polarstern Expedition Investigates Massive Calved Iceberg

Roughly two weeks ago, a massive iceberg calved from the Antarctic Ice Sheet. As the only research vessel nearby, the Polarstern took the opportunity to enter the area between the iceberg and the Brunt Ice Shelf. The first images from the seafloor...
Related topics: Antarctic

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Greenland Ice Loss May Have Begun As Early As The Mid-'80s

The amount of snow falling on Greenland's glaciers may have been less than the water lost through icebergs calving and melting since at least the mid-1980s, a study of almost 40 years of satellite images has revealed.
Related topics: Satellites, Space

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An Iceberg The Size Of Los Angeles Just Broke Off Antarctica - And It Could Happen Again Within...

A view of the North Rift crack on the Brunt Ice Shelf in February 2021. Sebastian Gleich/British Antarctic Survey Videos show a 490-square-mile iceberg breaking off Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. NASA is keeping tabs on two other giant cracks in...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Antarctic, Polls, Science Videos, NASA, Space

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Watch Scientists Fly Over Colossal Crack Left By New Antarctic Iceberg

For years, the cracks grew. And in mid-February 2021, a new massive Antarctic iceberg was born. The British Antarctic Survey released footage last week of the grand crack left by 490 square-mile iceberg A74 (it's larger than Los Angeles), which...
Related topics: Antarctic, Polls

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