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Polar thaw. Earth Details

Polar thaw. Earth Details

A thawing coastal glacier produces blocks of ice that break off and fall into the sea, forming icebergs. The landslides are more common in the summer months, with the thaw, and in winter, when the glaciers increase in size and speed and icebergs are released regularly.

Next to the sea, the edges of the ice caps break off and give rise to the gigantic floating ice masses, partially submerged, that move at the mercy of the winds and sea currents.

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