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A Neat Slice of Ice in Antarctica
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A Neat Slice of Ice in Antarctica

A sharp-edged rectangular iceberg floats near the Larsen C ice shelf.

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Getting to Know Getz
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Getting to Know Getz

Parts of this fast-melting ice shelf in West Antarctica were mapped and measured during an Operation IceBridge science flight.

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Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Massive Iceberg
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Antarctic Ice Shelf Sheds Massive Iceberg

An iceberg about the size of Delaware has split off from the Larsen C ice shelf.

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One Year Adrift, but Not Far
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One Year Adrift, but Not Far

Iceberg A-68A has moved a relatively short distance in the year since it calved from the Larsen C Ice Shelf.

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Landsat Spots Birth of Iceberg A-68
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Landsat Spots Birth of Iceberg A-68

Thermal imagery shows the relative warmth between the new iceberg and the Larsen C ice shelf.

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IceTrek Expedition to AMIGOSberg
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IceTrek Expedition to AMIGOSberg

In March 2006, a team of researchers from the United States and Argentina visited an iceberg near the Antarctic Peninsula in order to gain a better understanding of how ice melts and disintegrates when it encounters warmer areas.

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Ice in the Weddell Sea
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Ice in the Weddell Sea

Areas of new sea ice are visible in the vicinity of the Larsen C ice shelf off the Antarctic Peninsula.

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A Chip off the King Baudouin Ice Shelf
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A Chip off the King Baudouin Ice Shelf

In January 2015, a new iceberg broke off from an ice shelf in East Antarctica that had otherwise been quiet for decades.

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A-68 Adrift
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A-68 Adrift

Subtle features emerge as daylight illuminates the new iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf.

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Five-Year-Old Icebergs near South Georgia Island
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Five-Year-Old Icebergs near South Georgia Island

These photographs, taken from the International Space Station in January, 2004, show two pieces of a massive iceberg that broke off from the Ronne Ice Shelf in October, 1998. The pieces of iceberg A-38 have floated relatively close to South Georgia Island. After 5 years and 3 months adrift, they are approximately 1,500 nautical miles from their origin. In the oblique image, taken a few minutes later, the cloud pattern reveals the impact of the mountainous islands on the local wind field. At this time, the icebergs are sheltered in the lee side of the island.

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