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Asked in Global Warming
Do large icebergs ever melt?
Yes, they always melt. They absorb thermal energy (as in heat) which will cause it to heat up and melt little by little. I'm not sure this is true. Large icebergs usually break up before they melt, so, technically, they don't melt. It's the smaller ice bergs that melt. The "large icebergs" cease to exist at the point when they break up, so they don't last long enough to melt. Also, some large icebergs end up fusing back into the glacier they calved...
Asked in Oceanography
How are iceburgs made?
Icebergs are large frozen masses of water. The Arctic and Antarctic Oceans contain a vast amount of sea ice and icebergs. Icebergs can be dangerous objects for sea-going vessels and problematic for wildlife. Read more: How Are Icebergs Made? | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/facts_6886747_icebergs-made_.html#ixzz1qvyiNP ...
Asked in Antarctica
What size are icebergs in antarctica?
Some icebergs that calve off Antarctica's ice sheet can be as large as US states. For example from Earth Observatory: "Iceberg B-15 broke from the Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica in late March. Among the largest ever observed, the new iceberg is approximately 170 miles long x 25 miles wide. Its 4,250 square-mile area is nearly as large as the state of Connecticut." This event occurred in 2000. ...
Asked in Glaciers
What are some similarities that icebergs and glaciers have?
Icebergs are pieces of glacier, that have broken off. They are both made of snow and ice. They are both found on all of the hemispheres. ...
Asked in Education
What are the large bodies of ice that move across the Earth's surface called?
Glaciers are large bodies of ice and compacted snow that move across the Earth's surface. Icebergs are large bodies of compacted ice and snow in cold oceans, but the biggest mass sits below the water line. Icebergs do not move across the Earth's surface, but instead, the water's surface. ...