ice island

ice island

[′īs ¦ī·lənd]
(oceanography)
A large tabular fragment of shelf ice found in the Arctic Ocean and having an irregular surface, thickness of 15-50 meters (50-165 feet), and an area between a few thousand square meters and 500 square kilometers (200 square miles) or more.
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One instant he was astride a broncho and flying through the fairy-colored Painted Desert country; the next instant he was gazing down through shimmering heat into the whited sepulchre of Death Valley, or pulling an oar on a freezing ocean where great ice islands towered and glistened in the sun.
If Petermann Glacier does split, the resulting ice island would be approximately 150 to 180 square kilometres in size.
A massive iceberg, or ice island, broke off of the Petermann Glacier in 2010.
Washington, July 18 ( ANI ): An ice island twice the size of Manhattan has broken off from Greenland's Petermann Glacier, researchers have revealed.
Other world-class performers are the Irish Dance Show to take place at Mouj Ice Island; Pets Magic, a fantastic show that promises breath-taking magic tricks with animals; and Colourful Boxes Show, which will use a multicolour box to perform acrobats and jugglery.
After the 62-kilometre ice shelf broke clear of Ellsemere in 2005, it formed Ayles Ice Island.
Summary: An ice island four times the size of Manhattan that broke off Greenland is not proof of global warming scientists told a US committee.
It was the most massive ice island to break away in the Arctic in a half-century of observation.
Summary: WASHINGTON: An ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off from one of Greenland's two main glaciers, scientists said on Friday, in the biggest such event in the Arctic in nearly 50 years.
A huge ice island four times the size of Manhattan has broken off from one of Greenland's two main glaciers, the biggest such incident in the Arctic in almost half a century.
In 2005, a 66-square-kilometre slab of ice broke off from the Ayles Ice Shelf on the northern coast of Ellesmere, creating a floating ice island slightly larger than Manhattan.