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Iceberg B-15A was the largest iceberg in the world (~11,000 square kilometers) when it broke away from Western Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf in March 2000. The Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) acquired these views of the new iceberg B-15J (resting against Ross Island) and B-15A (now free to drift into…(Read More)

Over the past two and a half years, several large icebergs have separated from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica and some have made their way out into the Pacific Ocean to melt. Mainland Antarctica lies across the left side of the image. The Ross Ice Shelf is the solid, uniform white mass on the…(Read More)

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