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How a near-perfect rectangular iceberg formed


Cook, S, How a near-perfect rectangular iceberg formed, The Conversation, The Conversation Media Group, Ltd., Australia, 29 October (2018) [Magazine Article]

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NASA scientist Jeremy Harbeck was on a surveying flight over the Antarctic Peninsula earlier this month when he spotted an iceberg that looked like no other. It was almost perfectly rectangular, with square sides and a flat top that made it look more human-made than natural. "I thought this rectangular iceberg was visually interesting and fairly photogenic so, on a lark, I just took a couple photos," Harbeck said. These photos have since been shared around the globe.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Antarctica, iceberg
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Cook, S (Dr Sue Cook)
ID Code:128947
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2018-10-29
Last Modified:2018-10-29

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