Update on Pine Island Glacier

Satellite image showing the Pine Island Glacier in its current state.

Detailed Description

A massive iceberg broke off Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica, in September 2017. Instead of drifting out to sea after calving, sea ice impeded the iceberg’s movement, and it cracked up into countless pieces nearly on the spot. Even though it broke up relatively quickly for an iceberg, it is more of a slow-motion shattering.


Image Dimensions: 1200 x 331

Date Taken:

Lat / Long: -74.789775000000 / -102.818025000000

Location Taken: AQ