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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 …