What's Going On With That Bizarre Rectangular Iceberg?

What's Going On With That Bizarre Rectangular Iceberg?

We tend to think of icebergs as jagged and pointy, with the bulk beneath the surface, and with a penchant for ruining DiCaprio romances.

NASA shared an image of the perfectly formed iceberg on its Twitter page, after spotting it while flying over the region as part of Operation Icebridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice.

It flew over the northern Antarctic peninsula on 16 October, with the aim of assessing changes in the ice height of several glaciers draining into the Larsen A, B, and C embayments.

Ice scientist Kelly Brunt explained to Live Science that tabular icebergs are fairly common.

According to the National Snow & Ice Data Center, ice shelves are permanent floating sheets of ice that connect to a land mass.

"You can see at between 7-12 July 2018 the weather conditions and ocean currents conspire to swing the trillion tonnes of the giant iceberg A68 in an anticlockwise direction", he said.

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It's flawless edges are formed by breaking off ice shelfs with clear precision but are rarely kept in that state for very long. We get the type that everyone can envision in their head that sank the Titanic, and they look like prisms or triangles at the surface and you know they have a insane subsurface.

Like all icebergs, Brunt said only 10 percent of this particular tabular berg was visible above the waterline, with the majority of it submerged.

However, according to NASA, there's a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a flawless rectangle.

"[Icebergs] look like these handsome pristine white things from a distance, but if you look a little closer, they're really mangled and full of cracks", she says.

The rectangular iceberg is about a mile wide, Petty says - considerably smaller than another well-known iceberg from the Larsen C ice shelf.

Brunt observed that the square-like iceberg appeared new at the time because its edges still looked sharp-signs that wind and water had not done their jobs of eroding the iceberg's surface.

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