Iceberg B17-B in the Indian Ocean
NASA Earth Observatory image created by Jesse Allen, using EO-1 ALI data provided courtesy of the NASA EO-1 team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.
The third-largest remaining piece of the slowly disintegrating B17-B iceberg, which broke off Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf a decade ago, resembles a cartoon drawing of a whale in this natural-color image from the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) aboard NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite. The image was captured on December 30, 2009. The berg drifted around the Southern Ocean for years before heading northward into the southern Indian Ocean, southwest of Australia.
- B17B iceberg slowly breaking up
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