Ice Cracking and Breaking off the Coast of Antarctica – December 13th, 2008
In this image we can see ice cracking and breaking off along the part of the shoreline of Australian Antartica called the Knox Coast (left) and the Sabrina Coast (right), as well as Cape Poinsett and Cape Waldron.
This ice could come from any number of the glaciers in the area, including the Underwood Glacier, a channel glacier about 15mi (24 km) long, and the Totten Glacier, about 40mi (64km) long and 20mi (32km) wide.
In the enhanced close-up images, we can clearly see the dark lines of ocean water running through the ice as it cracks.
In the first image in particular, many icebergs can be seen floating just offshore.