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Tasman Glacier drops 50 million tonne iceberg

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posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 06:49 PM
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A week old news, but no one picked up on it here (that I can see)

New Zealands Tasman Glacier drops 50 million tonne iceberg into terminal lake
Text and Vid TV3 (Aug 23rd 2010)

The warning( Aug 3rd 2010)

The opposite view NZ Glaciers GROW (May 3rd 2009)
"Currently in a wet phase............. " tell me about it
, its been raining for about 6 weeks straight here





posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Hey Muzzy - hubby and I took a walk up to view the Glacier last week when we were in the Tekapo area. A great sight... I'll get a photo sorted


Voila!



[edit on 30-8-2010 by MoorfNZ]



posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 07:35 PM
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So is this an indication that the glacier is in fact growing and as a result of this growth, being forced to shed excess mass through calving ?
One would tend to assume that if the glaciers mass was shrinking and retreating through "global warming", that huge chunks wouldn't be expected to be breaking off ?



posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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Great photo

"Almost" Live from the Glacier moorf

Looks a bit chilly


[edit on 30-8-2010 by muzzy]



posted on Aug, 30 2010 @ 08:29 PM
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Originally posted by tauristercus
So is this an indication that the glacier is in fact growing and as a result of this growth, being forced to shed excess mass through calving ?
One would tend to assume that if the glaciers mass was shrinking and retreating through "global warming", that huge chunks wouldn't be expected to be breaking off ?


I'm not sure which it is, in the story about the warning it says that the face of the glacier lifted up off the lake floor (because of lots of rain filling the lake higher


I don't think this is one of the NZ glaciers that is growing, there are lots of others in the Southern Alps besides this one, although this is the biggest.



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