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September 24, 2015

Pine Island Releases New Iceberg after Austral Winter 2015

NASA MODIS Image from Sept. 24, 2015 showing new iceberg at calving front of Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica In the MODIS images from the NASA Rapid Response image sets below you can see the lack of rifting in February, 2015 and April, 2015 that will lead at the calving front where the iceberg will break off that is evident on Sept. 24, 2015.  A new iceberg was reported having calved …


November 13, 2013

Pine Island Glacier 2013 Iceberg Rift update

Operation Icebridge kept an eye this past fall on the extensive rift transecting the PIG that will lead to calving of a large iceberg in the near future. This rift was identified by NASA’s Operation Icebridge in 2011. This rift expanded laterally through 2012 and in width in early 2013, but had not shown open water in the daily MODIS imagery until 11/11/2013. The iceberg had not detached fully from …