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What causes calving of glacial ice?

Usually a variety of things - a combination of melting from below due to being submerged in water, melting from above, and a weak point for the whole thing to crack off. Gravity takes it from there.

What is an equilibruim line?

The equilibruim the dividing line between the accumulation zone and ablation line. The ablation zone is where more snow and ice is lost each year than is lost by melting, the accumulation zone is where more snow falls each year… Full Answer

How many icebergs have melted?

No one counts this sort of information - icebergs have been melting since they began to form. New ones are formed by 'calving' of glaciers - and glaciers grow continually, in the right weather conditions.