Tracking Icebergs Summary Page

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You’ve just learned how to estimate the speed, acceleration, and trajectory of an iceberg using satellite images. Here are some important things you should have learned:

  • Icebergs exhibit translational/linear motion
  • Icebergs exhibit acceleration/non-linear motion
  • Icebergs exhibit curved/rotational motions
  • Icebergs exhibit complex motions
  • There several factors that impact the motion of tabular icebergs including meteorological (weather), glaciological (ice processes) and oceanographic influences
Matt Lazzara at McMurdo Station

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