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Iceberg Separates from Larsen C Ice Shelf

Detailed Description

Around July 10–12, 2017, in the middle of the long, dark Antarctic winter, a rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf broke through the last few miles of ice to the Weddell Sea and formed a new iceberg. The NOAA National Ice Center has given the Delaware-sized iceberg the designation A-68. Even in the darkness, Earth-observing satellites are monitoring this new iceberg with infrared imaging.