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This animation is a sequence showing the formation of the Pine Island iceberg and the glacial seaward flow upstream from the crack. It is a series of MISR images from the Terra satellite on top of the continental Radarsat view of Antarctica. The Pine Island Glacier is the largest discharger of ice in Antarctica and the continents fastest moving glacier. Even so, when a large crack formed across the glacier in mid 2000, it was surprising how fast the crack expanded, 15 meters per day, and how soon the resulting iceberg broke off, mid-November, 2001. This iceberg, called B-21, is 42 kilometers by 17 kilometers and contains seven years of glacier outflow released to the sea in a single event.

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    NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Space sciences,Physical sciences,RADARSAT-1-SAR,Graduate/Professional,Space Science,Terra-MISR,Astronomy,Cryology,Higher Education,Iceberg,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Science,Chemistry,Physics,Sea Ice,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061002143758841T,Earth science,Technology,Geoscience,NSDL_SetSpec_456144

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