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January 30, 2013

Largest glacier calving event ever recorded!

"On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water." Watch to the end to see a time-lapse version, with a comparison of the island of Manhattan. Whoa.

Posted by Snaggy at January 30, 2013 10:14 PM