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Shelf iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula
An ice shelf is a thick platform of ice that forms at the grounding line of a glacier, where the glacier meets the coastline. Most freshwater on earth is bound in the huge ice shield covering almost entire Antarctica and extending in shelf-ice to the sea. Increasing melt of Antarctic ice would lead to significant sea level rise.