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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2019, 10:08:07 PM »
New iceberg!

Big claving at Amery!

Further west we might lose A68-A to the ocean this year?

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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2019, 09:26:16 AM »
As reported in the Thwaites glacier thread, B22-A has moved a little.

This GIF is showing 21st vs 28th of September.
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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #52 on: October 01, 2019, 11:13:58 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49885450

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The Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica has just produced its biggest iceberg in more than 50 years.

The calved block covers 1,636 sq km in area - a little smaller than Scotland's Isle of Skye - and is called D28.



Oops better covered at https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,2578.msg560 (The Amery Ice Shelf Thread)

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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2019, 11:19:08 AM »
Belongs here too, Crandles. :)
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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #54 on: October 01, 2019, 11:28:13 AM »
As reported in the Thwaites glacier thread, B22-A has moved a little.

This GIF is showing 21st vs 28th of September.
Thanks blumenkraft for this animation.
Interestingly, most of the floating smaller icebergs move synchronously to B-22-A. But some icebergs, mainly at the western edge are immobile and seem to be grounded. Will they act as barrier to prevent B-22-A from further moving westward?

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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #55 on: October 02, 2019, 10:06:10 AM »

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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #56 on: October 06, 2019, 09:20:07 AM »
Will they act as barrier to prevent B-22-A from further moving westward?

Welcome Stephan :)

I think they are getting crushed if they are in its way. They are so tiny and B-22-A is so huge.
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Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2019, 09:21:37 AM »
A68-A made quite some way...
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