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Warmer water washes against the iceberg and causes benches to form. The benches push the iceberg edges upwards; here, a bench floats above the water line and forces ice that used to be underwater into view.
Photo Credit: Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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Album name:kleitzell / IceTrek 2006
Keywords:IceTrek Ice Trek Ted Scambos fracturing iceberg waterline water ice line groove snow by_scambos by_bauer
Copyright Information:May be used freely if properly cited
Image Credit:Courtesy Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, NSIDC
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Date added:Oct 09, 2008
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