Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ice-Island-Calves-off-Petermann-Glacier-27MZIFIKT1EQ.htmlConceptually similarPetermann Glacier Before CalvingGP025K2Completed★★★★Ice Island Calves off Petermann GlacierGP025K1Completed★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP093GCompleted★★★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP0EDUCompleted★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP03ECCompleted★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP0AQXCompleted★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP0ZP1Completed★★★★Iceberg in GreenlandGP0BSZCompleted★★★★Petermann Glacier in GreenlandGP01S25Completed★★★★View AllGP025K3Ice Island Calves off Petermann GlacierOn August 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice, roughly 97 square miles (251 square kilometers) in size, broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland. The Canadian Ice Service detected the remote event within hours in near-real-time data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite. The Petermann Glacier lost about one-quarter of its 70-kilometer- (40-mile-) long floating ice shelf, said researchers who analyzed the satellite data at the University of Delaware.Locations:Greenland-Petermann Glacier-Western GreenlandDate:5 Aug, 2010Credit:© NASA / Jesse Allen / Robert SimmonMaximum size:2000px X 2000pxRestrictions:IMAGE IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. NO SALES. CAN BE DISTRIBUTED FREELY SUBJECT TO NASA's Earth Observatory image use policy:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ImageUse/Keywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Glacier melt-Glaciers-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-NASA-Public Domain (license type)-Satellite ImagesShoot:Satellite Images of Petermann GlacierImages taken from the NASA site, Earth Observatory, which show the iceberg calved off the Petermann glacier. The iceberg broke away on the 5th August 2010 and these pictures were taken on the days leading up to and after the event.