2011-07-21 06:01:38Petermann Ice Island
Robert Way

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The giant ice island is off the coast of my native Labrador.

Here is a story about it with some amazing photos.

2011-07-21 06:38:57Bragging rights ;-)
logicman

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Here is another story about it, with some amazing satellite images - posted by me on the day the ice island calved, a day before the news media got hold of the story -

http://www.science20.com/chatter_box/arctic_newsflash_petermann_ice_tongue_loses_huge_chunk

 

The last remnant of that calving - about 50 km2 of it - is now midway between the sides of Petermann Fjord as it moves out into Nares Strait.  Watch out for more spectacular calving any time soon - it just needs a strong enough wind down the fjord.