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Ice Breaking off the Lambert Glacier, Antarctica – February 23rd, 2009

February 23rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day

Lambert Glacier, Antarctica - February 17th, 2009

Lambert Glacier, Antarctica - February 17th, 2009

Antarctica - enhanced image

Antarctica - enhanced image

The Lambert Glacier (lower left quadrant), visible in this uncommon, virtually cloud-free image, is a major glacier in Antarctica.

At about 60 miles (100 km) wide, over 250 miles (400 km) long, and about 2,500 meters deep, it is the world’s biggest glacier.

It drains a large area to the east and south of the Prince Charles Mountains and flows northward to the Amery Ice Shelf.

An iceberg, which probably broke off of the glacier, can be seen floating to its north.

The enhanced image makes it easier to observe the glacier and the ice flow throughout the area by creating a greater contrast among the shades of white.

source Wikipedia

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