tabular iceberg


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tabular iceberg

[′tab·yə·lər ′īs‚bərg]
(oceanography)
An iceberg with clifflike sides and a flat top; usually arises by detachment from an ice shelf. Also known as table iceberg; tabular berg.
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As we leave South Georgia, we pass a mile-long tabular iceberg that's taken several months to travel from our next destination, Antarctica.
At that time, he had revised the pilot project in an attempt to forecast the possibility of towing a large tabular iceberg from the coast of Newfoundland to the Canary Islands.
He said: "As we neared the coast we came across this massive tabular iceberg, with the waves driving into the face of it.
Five full days of cruising in Antarctica went by like a flash but not without some last minute fanfare First came a visit by a pod of five humpback whales that courted the Nordnorge for more than 30 minutes, showing off for the cameras with such stunts as "flippering" and "spy-hopping" It was quite a show and soon followed by the sighting of a gigantic tabular iceberg.
Early analyses show that in just three years the Amery Ice Shelf has advanced five kilometres, while the Shirase Glacier, located in the Indian Ocean sector of the continent, has retreated twelve kilometres, and an enormous tabular iceberg (10,915 km2) calved from the Ross Ice Shelf.
A midnight champagne party on top of a tabular iceberg certainly does wonders to clear out the stressful clutter of office routine back home.
The area around the top of a tabular iceberg is usually composed of highly permeable snow ice originating from the upper portions of the glacier.
One objective was to ski down the Milne Glacier to the coast, where a tabular iceberg had grounded.
Linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Northwest Passage voyage also boasts majestic, steep-sided fjords and massive tabular icebergs crying out to be photographed, as well as fascinating remote Inuit communities and traditional Greenlandic kayakers.
However, Anya, the expedition leader, always had a Plan B, offering more penguins, a towering volcano or more time among the tremendous tabular icebergs,
Between 1975 and 1981, Georges Mougin and Saudi prince Mohammed al-Faisal founded Iceberg Transport International (ITI), a company that aimed to bring Mougin's idea to exploit tabular icebergs for fresh water to reality.
From there, we saw for the first time these huge icebergs, called tabular icebergs, which were the size of a small building," said Taryam.