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The rest / Re: Good music
« on: July 21, 2020, 07:28:07 AM »
band is named after the patches of good ice in the U. Bremen concentration map

Made my day! Thanks, Oren.  ;D

The rest / Re: Good music
« on: July 21, 2020, 05:38:54 AM »
Given the annual wildfires around the Arctic which have been growing, this seems like an appropriate song.
Fake Trivia: Most don't know the band is named after the patches of good ice in the U. Bremen concentration map.

Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple.

Antarctica / Re: Thwaites Glacier Discussion
« on: February 23, 2020, 06:25:50 PM »
A few things happened on Thwaites this week.  All GIFs are Sentinel-1 radar images over the past six days.

1.  The iceberg that was pinning the "Cork" to the Thwaites Eastern Ice Shelf (TEIS) has broken off it's tip and is now moving free.  The cork and the melange behind should be more free to move.  This might take some pressure off the Tongue that was behind pushed from the side by the backed up melange.

2.  Routine calving on the Western calving front.

3.  Update on the Western edge of the Tongue that is being stripped away as it is caught behind an underwater peak.  Nice image showing the rest of the Tongue marching Northward and the Icebergs to the West being shoved to the North by the force of the Calving, while the Western Edge is stuck in place and being forced away from the rest of the Tongue as the irregular edges collide at points.  (Larger image.  Click to play.)

Antarctica / Re: PIG has calved
« on: February 23, 2020, 05:15:30 PM »
Interestingly, the low-res taken hours before shows a mini calving.

And waves if i interpret this correctly.
Very nice catch.

Here are four images covering about 24 hours, but most of the action takes place over less than an hour although it could have been much quicker and we just got lucky.

The action starts with the most northern marginal rift giving way.  This puts strain on another marginal rift and a larger chunk of ice breaks away, taking the end of R1 with it.

With so many orbital angles in the GIF, alignment is a mess but it should be good enough to see what is happening.

Consequences / Re: Hurricane Season 2019
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:59:27 PM »
It's the Japanese word for clusterfuck.

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