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Icebergs, Antarctic Peninsula

Icebergs, Antarctic Peninsula

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Uploaded 26 Nov 2011 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2011
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Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Unlike the Arctic, which at its centre is an ocean, Antarctica is a landmass that is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. A permanent, massive ice sheet on Antarctica covers 98% of the continent and is containing the major freshwater reserves of the globe. Moving constantly towards the coasts, these ice masses form huge flat areas of continental shelf ice when gliding over the continental shelf, of which enormous icebergs can calve into the sea. Outside the shelf ice (fresh water ice), each sou ...
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