Thursday, March 11, 2010

Massive Glaciers Calved Off Antarctica

Two massive icebergs drifted along the coast of East Antarctica in early March 2010. In mid-February 2010, the Rhode Island-sized Iceberg B-09B collided with the protruding Mertz Glacier Tongue along the George V Coast. The Mertz Glacier was already in the process of calving an iceberg when the arrival of the B-09B accelerated the process, leaving two icebergs the size of small states off this part of Antarctica’s coast.

These are, iirc, the ones that everyone has been concerned with in the hyped 'these might changed the world's ocean currents' news stories not so long ago.

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