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Strange Antarctic Rectangular Iceberg

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Just past the rectangular iceberg, which is visible from behind the outboard engine, IceBridge saw another...
Just past the rectangular iceberg, which is visible from behind the outboard engine, IceBridge saw another relatively rectangular berg and the A68 iceberg in the distance(Credit: NASA/Jeremy Harbeck CC BY 2.0)

A few days ago NASA’s IceBridge project hit the news, but not for any of its impressive scientific observations. Instead, a casually tweeted photo of a strange rectangular iceberg captured people’s imagination. Now, NASA has offered up a few more shots, and video, of this unusual sight, helping explain this common yet rarely seen phenomenon.

Known as a tabular iceberg, this sharp-angled piece of floating sea ice was seen during an IceBridge flight on October 16th. The flight was specifically surveying changes in glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B and C embayments. This particular iceberg, seen near the Larsen C ice shelf was spotted by scientist Jeremy Harbeck during the flight.

The original photo of the rectangular iceberg

“I thought it was pretty interesting; I often see icebergs with relatively straight edges, but I’ve not really seen one before with two corners at such right angles like this one had,” explains Harbeck.

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