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#1 Bingo

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:51 PM

City-size iceberg drifting away from Antarctica

The huge berg is estimated to be about 270 square miles (700 square kilometers) in area, about the size of nation of Singapore or double the size of the city of Atlanta.

"An iceberg that size could survive for a year or longer and it could drift a long way north in that time and end up in the vicinity of world shipping lanes in the Southern Ocean," Robert Marsh, a scientist at the University of Southampton in England, said in a press release this week.


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Posted 14 November 2013 - 01:53 PM

Can I claim it and build a house on it? I suppose I'd have to find a way to push it back to the cold to keep my house from ending in the ocean... :P

#3 Mike K.

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

If that's the tip what's below??? :o ;)

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:22 AM

I thnk Nestle would be intereted in this

They could construct a bottled water plant on it.

Then ship it via container vessels who pull up along side.

I just saved BCs groundwater with this brilliant plan.

#5 Bernard

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:11 AM

If that's the tip what's below??? :o ;)

Since it is an ice sheet, it should be a uniform thickness and not extend downwards dramatically far

#6 Bingo

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:45 PM

Ice shelf closer to breaking away with 3 miles to go.


An enormous iceberg, more than 2,000 square miles in area — or nearly the size of Delaware — is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America.Scientists have been expecting the break from the Larsen C ice shelf, monitoring the progress of a crack that extended to over 100 miles long in recent months.

The latest update from scientists with NASA and the University of California, Irvine found that only three remaining miles of ice continue to connect the impending iceberg to the larger shelf. 




#7 Wayne

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:41 PM



NASA scientists have captured close-up images of a behemoth iceberg that in July detached from one of the largest floating ice shelves.


Surprisingly, it is not the biggest recorded.

#8 lanforod

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

^ not even close to the biggest.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

We have a thread on icebergs? The end of the world is definitely coming!
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#10 Bingo

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:23 AM

After the last ice age they recorded* some bigger icebergs.

* recorded in the Beaver Tales Journal 17,000 BC 

During the last ice age sea level was at least 394 feet (120 m) lower than it is today, exposing much more area on the continents.







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Posted 12 July 2018 - 06:20 PM


Iceberg so big and close to shore it actually grounded out.
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