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New Ice Island at Pine Island Glacier
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New Ice Island at Pine Island Glacier

Thermal infrared imagery spots the cracks and a new ice island through the dark of the Antarctic winter night.

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Pine Island Glacier Births New ‘Berg
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Pine Island Glacier Births New ‘Berg

The 185-square-kilometer hunk of ice is afloat in the Amundsen Sea, off the coast of West Antarctica.

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Birth of an Iceberg
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Birth of an Iceberg

In a routine survey of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier, NASA scientists discovered a large crack in the ice which will soon lead to the birth of a new giant iceberg.

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Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica
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Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica

The Pine Island Glacier has been the focus of scientific attention for many years. Large numbers of deep crevasses are a sign that parts of the glacier are moving rapidly.

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Drifting with Ice Island B31
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Drifting with Ice Island B31

Over the course of five months in Antarctic spring and summer, NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites captured a series of images of ice island B31.

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PIG Calving Front Free of Sea Ice
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PIG Calving Front Free of Sea Ice

As spring clears out sea ice from Pine Island Bay, the birth of a massive new iceberg may be more likely.

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Glacial “Aftershock” Spawns Antarctic Iceberg
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Glacial “Aftershock” Spawns Antarctic Iceberg

Pine Island Glacier has shed another block of ice into Antarctic waters.

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Pine Island Iceberg Breaking Loose
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Pine Island Iceberg Breaking Loose

The rift in the glacier is now completely open, and a large iceberg is moving out into Pine Island Bay.

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B31 Iceberg in Darkness
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B31 Iceberg in Darkness

Thermal infrared imagery shows the ice island—which calved off of Pine Island Glacier—after winter darkness has set in.

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