Washington — Cold weather note: Antarctic icebergs are having an impressive year.

Mammoth islands of ice — Antarctica’s largest export — drift into the world’s southernmost shipping routes in November, December, and January, the National Geographic Society says.

Recently the Navy icebreaker Glacier spotted a flat-topped iceberg estimated to be 208 miles long and 60 miles wide. The biggest ever seen, it was roughly the size of Massachusetts and Connecticut combined. During the 1955-56 phase of Operation Deepfreeze, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd reported an iceberg 200 miles long and 10 miles wide had broken from the Ross Ice Shelf.


Source: Lebanon Daily News