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Old 26-06-2011, 14:45   #1
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Peterman Glacier Ice Island

This is starting to look interesting. We will be in that neck of the woods in July and, if lucky, we will get a glimpse of that thing.

Bermuda-sized ‘ice island’ could threaten ships, oil rigs off coast of Newfoundland


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A Bermuda-sized slab of ice from northern Greenland is breaking apart off Labrador, littering the area with icebergs that could pose a threat to offshore oil rigs and ship traffic.
The largest remaining piece of the ice island still floating, called PII-A, was over 58 square kilometres at the last measurement. It is considered an ice island rather than an iceberg because it is wider than it is deep. On Thursday it was 380 kilometres north of St. Anthony, on the tip of Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula.
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Old 26-06-2011, 16:25   #2
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Re: Peterman Glacier Ice Island

Here is a Canadian Ice Service page on this berg and an image of its location and a CBC news blurb with some pics.

Environment Canada - Weather and Meteorology - Petermann Ice Island [2010]

Environment Canada - Weather and Meteorology - RADARSAT-2 image of the Petermann Ice Islands

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rador-623.html
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Re: Peterman Glacier Ice Island

Hi,

watching the Peterman ice island float by northern Newfoundland, off St. Anthony, this summer was amazing. Brief report with photos on my website: * What do you call a collective of ICEBERGS? | Serendipities Of A Writer's Life
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