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Pine Island Glacier's calving front

A nascent iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier's calving front. Icebergs in this area of the Amundsen Sea most often rise between 150 and 200 feet above the water surface. The image, taken from NASA's DC-8 on Nov. 4, 2012, also shows snow being blown by the mighty Antarctic katabatic winds. Credit: NASA/Maria-José Viñas

NASA's Operation IceBridge is an airborne science mission to study Earth's polar ice. For more information about IceBridge, visit: www.nasa.gov/icebridge

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Taken on November 4, 2012