B-15A Iceberg Breaks in Two
October 16, 2003
A massive iceberg that had been blocking traditional shipping routes to McMurdo Station, the National Science Foundation’s research station in Antarctica, snapped in two seemingly overnight. The B-15A iceberg seemed to be intact in the Terra MODIS image recorded on October 7, 2003. But this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image captured by the Terra satellite on October 9 shows the iceberg in two pieces. The largest section, top, is about 75 miles long, and the shorter section is 20-25 miles long.
Topics: Icebergs, Iceberg, Physical oceanography, McMurdo Station, Terra, Moderate-Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, Antarctica, National Science Foundation