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Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

Giant Iceberg Breaks off Antarctic Glacier

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A massive iceberg, larger than the city of Chicago, broke off of Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier on Monday (July 8), and is now floating freely in the Amundsen Sea, according to a team of German scientists. The newborn iceberg measures about 278 square miles (720 square kilometers), and was seen by TerraSAR-X, an earth-observing satellite operated by the German Space Agency (DLR). Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridgefirst discovered a giant crack in the Pine Island Glacier in October 2011, as they were flying over and surveying the sprawling ice sheet.




Guess it won't be long now.....

Image: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5f/Waterworld.jpg/215px-Waterworld.jpg
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re: Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier
ice berggg... straight a hhheaaaaaddddd


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Guess it won't be long now.....

Melting floating ice does not affect ocean levels.


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RIP Dennis Hopper.


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Miles can't control giant icebergs


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Topwater Trout
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push it back and freeze it together


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re: Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier
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Melting floating ice does not affect ocean levels.


I stand by my joke. I shall defend it.


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Damn... Al Gore might be right!


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The newborn iceberg


Support iceberg abortions and this never happens!


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Iceberg the Size of Chicago


How many shootings happened on the iceberg last week?


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Melting floating ice does not affect ocean levels.


It's amazing how people don't do a simple experiment:

Take a glass and fill it with as much ice it can hold, without sticking above the top of the glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with water, up to, but not over the rim. Wait for ice to melt. Watch how the water level does not rise above the rim of the glass. Life on Earth could not exist if this was not true.



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How many shootings happened on the iceberg last week?


Iceberg ban


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The common misconception that floating ice won’t increase sea level when it melts occurs because the difference in density between fresh water and salt water is not taken into consideration. Archimedes’ Principle states that an object immersed in a fluid is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it displaces. However, Noerdlinger notes that because freshwater is not as dense as saltwater, freshwater actually has greater volume than an equivalent weight of saltwater. Thus, when freshwater ice melts in the ocean, it contributes a greater volume of melt water than it originally displaced.


Science sucka.


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re: Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier
I've been to Antarctica (see my avi and sig photos). There's plenty more ice there where that ice cube came from......


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re: Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier
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Melting floating ice does not affect ocean levels.


It does if that ice was on land before it fell into the ocean.


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I've been to Antarctica (see my avi and sig photos). There's plenty more ice there where that ice cube came from......


I certainly understand. I enjoy science as well. There is a reason this isn't HUGE news.

I threw in a global warming joke so that I could post a Waterworld picture.


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DeathValley85
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re: Iceberg the Size of Chicago Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier
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Take a glass and fill it with as much ice it can hold, without sticking above the top of the glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with water, up to, but not over the rim. Wait for ice to melt. Watch how the water level does not rise above the rim of the glass. Life on Earth could not exist if this was not true.


Pfft, ice waster


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BugAC
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It does if that ice was on land before it fell into the ocean.




I hope you're not serious.

The earth has been around for billions of years. Don't you think, that at least 1000 or so times, this has happened before. And the world did not end.

The day after tomorrow is not real. It is a movie. Quit being a fricking tard.


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Earth is billions of years old

Man has been walking the planet for millions.

Man has studied weather patterns for thousand years

Man has studied glaciers for a hundred or so years.


Man has it all figure out.





Man is retarded.


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