Big Ice Berg


I found this very interesting. I came across this link which led to this link and finally this link.  The part of the world about which you are seeing is the part of Antarctica that is south of South America.  And there are some stunning photographs.

But this is a black-and-white before and after picture of a collision between an iceberg the size of Rhode Island with a slightly smaller ice tongue extending from the land.

The iceberg B-09B is seen crashing into the Mertz Glacier tongue in Antarctica in these images from NASA’s Aqua satellite. The images, taken in February 2010, show the iceberg and glacier tongue immediately before and after the collision, when the glacier tongue broke off to form a new iceberg. B-09B is about 58 x 24 miles (94 x 39 km) in size (similar to the state of Rhode Island. The new iceberg is 48 x 24 miles in size. The water beyond the tongue and the iceberg is black in these images, and contains far less ice.

Explore some of the other pictures.  I hope you will be as fascinated as I am.

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