Icebergs

Tsunami Signals To Measure Glacier Calving In Greenland

In recent years, glaciers near the North and South poles, as well as in mountainous areas, have been shrinking due to the effect of global warming, becoming a significant contributor to the recent sea level rise. Calving glaciers, which discharge...
Related topics: Tsunami, Global Warming

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Large Antarctic Ice Shelf, Home To A Uk Research Station, Is About To Break Apart

Glaciology experts have issued evidence that a large section of the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica, which is home to the British Antarctic Survey's Halley Research Station, is about break off. The iceberg, measuring over 1,500 square kilometers --...
Related topics: Antarctic, Antarctica (science), Polls

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Deep-sea Drillers Investigate Shedding Of Antarctic Icebergs

The 5.4 million square-mile Antarctic ice sheet is by far the greatest mass of fresh water on earth. If all it were to melt, it would raise global sea levels some 70 meters (220 feet), driving human civilization inland, and obliterating some nations...
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Scientists Study Ancient Icebergs For Clues About Modern Climate Change

More than two dozen researchers are on their way to Antarctica to collect clues from ancient icebergs. The greatest mass of freshwater on Earth, if the 5.4 million-square-mile Antarctic Ice Sheet were to […] The post Scientists Study Ancient...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), Antarctic

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Sentinels Monitor Converging Ice Cracks

The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission shows how cracks cutting across Antarctica's Brunt ice shelf are on course to truncate the shelf and release an iceberg about the size of Greater London – it's just a matter of time.
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Mystery Of Antarctica's Emerald-like Icebergs Solved

Scientists have apparently come up with a new explanation for a phenomenon that has left researchers across the world scratching their heads for over a century.
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Here’s Why Some Icebergs Are Green

Mostly, icebergs are white or blue. However, occasionally, icebergs are identified that are green in appearance. Why is that so? Over the years, the sighting of green icebergs occurred often enough that researchers started looking into the...

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Uk Shuts Down Antarctic Base Over Fears Huge Iceberg May Break Off From Mainland

Last month NASA released new images of Antarctica’s Brunt Ice Shelf that exposed cracks poised to trigger a break-off of a massive iceberg with an estimated area of 1,700 sq. km, which is proportionate to two New York Cities.
Related topics: Antarctic, NASA, Space, Antarctica (science)

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660 Mile Iceberg Expected To Break Off Antarctic Shelf

The iceberg is a part of Antarctica's Brunt Ice Shelf. It is twice the size of New York City. Researchers say the split could happen within a matter of days or weeks. It would be the largest iceberg to break off Brunt Ice Shelf since the area's...
Related topics: Antarctic, Antarctica (science)

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Iceberg Twice The Size Of New York City Is About To Break Free From Antarctica

NASA's high-flying observational instruments are great at peering deep into space, but the agency also spends plenty of time staring down at our own planet, too. NASA has been hard at work in recent decades developing models and recording...
Related topics: Antarctica (science), NASA, Space

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Cracks Herald The Calving Of A Large Iceberg From Petermann Glacier

Cracks in the floating ice tongue of Petermann Glacier in the far northwest reaches of Greenland indicate the pending loss of another large iceberg.

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'light Tweezers' Can Move, Melt, And Scatter Mysterious Biological 'icebergs'

For the first time, scientists have used light beams to manipulate lipid rafts in artificial cell membranes.

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All Aboard For Antarctica: Seeing Penguins, Whales, Seals And Icebergs On A Cruise

Take a cruise to Antarctica to see whales, penguins, icebergs and seals on the most remote continent where, technically, no humans live.        
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These Two New 'rogue Planets' Wander The Cosmos Without Stars

Astronomers think they’ve just discovered two more rogue planets wandering the Milky Way alone. And according to the new study, which is set for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics, the planets are likely just the tip of the...
Related topics: Space, Scientific Discoveries, Milky Way, Astrophysics

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Nasa Finds Monstrous Iceberg With Area Of 87 Square Miles In Antarctica (video)

Melting glaciers in the Antarctic region seriously impact the planet’s ecology, with the Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers contributing about 1mm to the global sea level rise per decade.
Related topics: NASA, Space, Antarctica (science), Science Videos, Antarctic

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Shocking Boston-sized Iceberg Caught On Camera For First Time

In late October, a giant chunk of ice broke free from the Pine Island Glacier and formed an iceberg that has been named B-46 by the US National Ice Center. Earlier this week, NASA’s Operation IceBridge took a flight over the iceberg, giving...
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That Rectangular Iceberg Took A Long, Hazardous Journey

That stunning rectangular iceberg that was photographed in mid-October by NASA scientist Jeremy Harbeck had a much more harrowing journey than we thought. Scientists looked back through satellite images to retrace the ‘berg’s journey....
Related topics: NASA, Space, Satellites

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This Is What Icebergs Look Like At The End Of Their Lives. This One’s 18 Years Old

Nothing lasts forever, especially an iceberg drifting away from its frigid home. This coffin-shaped iceberg was spotted by astronauts on the International Space Station as it drifted northwards. It split off from a much larger iceberg about 18 years...
Related topics: Astronaut, International Space Station, Space

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Astronauts Spy Coffin-shaped Object Bigger Than Manhattan Slouching Toward A "graveyard"...

Seriously, this gargantuan coffin-like object really was photographed by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station on September 23, 2018. If you guessed that it is an iceberg, you are right. Known rather unimaginatively as B-15T,...
Related topics: Astronaut, Antarctica (science), International Space Station, Space

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Giant Antarctic Iceberg Snaps Into The Ocean After Forming Ominous Crack

Crack. After a nearly 20-mile rift formed across Antarctica's retreating Pine Island glacier in early September, about 115 square miles of ice — an area more than five times the size of Manhattan — has now broken off into the sea. The...
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