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To: Hunton Peck
It melts in the summer and refreezes in the winter. Magically it happens just the opposite at the south pole. I love it when they show big pieces of ice breaking off in Antarctica in December and January right in the middle of the Antarctic Summer.
10 posted on 02/08/2012 11:46:59 AM PST by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Foolsgold

>> “ I love it when they show big pieces of ice breaking off in Antarctica in December and January right in the middle of the Antarctic Summer.” <<

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That’s called “calving” and it is caused by advancement of the ice flow, to the point that it can no longer support its own weight.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 1:51:58 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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