Daily Archives: September 7, 2020

5 Icebergs Flipping Over – incredible

Top Fives

Nov 8, 2018

Mother nature can surely be spectacular sometimes! Here’s our video on five icebergs that flipped over! Several segments are licensed under Creative Commons (CC) USGS (CC), Kaitlin Whitehouse (CC) The Top Fives channel brings you informational and entertaining top five videos from around the world. Join us and subscribe for more.

10 BIGGEST Iceberg Calving Events


Aug 24, 2019

Iceberg calving takes place when a large piece of ice beaks off from a larger section. Here are the 10 biggest iceberg calvings. DailyTop10s brings you fun and informative top ten lists in a variety of different topics. Join us and sub for regular posts. If you have a top ten topic you’d like us to do make a video on, let us know in the comments! We usually focus on top tens that bring educational / informational value to the viewer.

Glacier Calving | 15 Amazing Collapses, Tsunami Waves and Icebergs

Licet Studios

Aug 8, 2020

Compilation of our most spectacular glacier calving and iceberg collapse videos! Huge chunks of ice (sometimes measuring more than 100 meters / 300 ft. in height over the water surface and hundreds of meters below) breaking off the glaciers and falling into the oceans can create tsunami-like waves, cause big icebergs to flip over or “shoot up”. Glaciers and icebergs are melting in Greenland, Alaska, Argentina, Antarctica and all around the world – creating incredible spectacles for those lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. More than 15 of these breathtaking glacier calving events are included in this montage. Of course all clips included are left with their original audio tracks; without music being added, you can listen to the cracking and melting of these ice giants.

Glacier calving, also known as ice calving, or iceberg calving, is the breaking of ice chunks from the edge of a glacier. It is the sudden release and breaking away of a mass of ice from a glacier, iceberg, ice front, ice shelf, or crevasse. The ice that breaks away can be classified as an iceberg, but may also be a growler, bergy bit, or a crevasse wall breakaway. The entry of the ice into the water causes large, and often hazardous waves. The waves formed in locations like Johns Hopkins Glacier can be so large that boats cannot approach closer than 3 kilometres. These events have become major tourist attractions. Many glaciers terminate at oceans or freshwater lakes which results naturally with the calving of large numbers of icebergs. Calving of Greenland’s glaciers produce 12,000 to 15,000 icebergs each year alone (Find out more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_cal…).

Greenland is home to the only permanent ice sheet outside Antarctica. The sheet covers 3/4 of Greenland’s land mass. But in the last 25 years, the Greenland Ice Sheet is rapidly melting, having lost 3.8 trillion tons of ice between 1992 and 2018, a new study from NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) finds. The melting ice has added 11 mm / 0.4 inches to sea level rise. Its cumulative 3.8 trillion tons of melted ice is equivalent to adding the water from 120 million Olympic-size swimming pools to the ocean every year (Find out more here: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.ph…).

The ice field of the Glacier Perito Moreno is the world’s third largest reserve of fresh water. In the right time of the year big blocks of ice break off the glacier and drop into the water. The waves created by such glacier calving events often splash dozens of meters through the air. The glacier is one of Argentina’s most beautiful natural wonders, the colors and shapes of the ice remind of a piece of art of Gaudi. The glacier itself is about 5 km (3.1 mi) wide and has an average height of 74 m (240 ft) above the surface of the water.


0:00 Intro
0:09 Collapse Creates Tsunami-like Wave Location: Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland
1:54 Glacier Calving & Tsunami Wave – Part 2 Location: Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland
3:50 Stunning Glacier Wall Calving | Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
4:44 Giant +70M Iceberg BREAKING OFF Glacier | Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
5:12 Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
5:24 Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
5:55 Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
6:17 Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
6:40 Location: Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
6:44 Iceberg Flipping Over 1 Location: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
7:21 Iceberg Flipping Over 2 Location: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
7:46 Massive Iceberg Breaking Off Glacier Location: Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Norway
8:20 Close Calving Location: Lilliehöökbreen, Spitsbergen, Norway
8:40 Massive Glacier Calving Location: Margerie Glacier, Alaska (USA)
9:45 ‘Shooter Up’ Breaks Apart Spectacularly Location: Antarctica
10:41 Rolling Iceberg Creates Tsunami-like Wave Location: Ilulissat, Greenland
13:37 End Credits – A special thanks to all authors and clip owners who contributed their stunning clips to this montage: Baake, B. | Despeysse, J.-M. | David, J.-C. | Ieder, F. | Radetzki, Y | Wasilewska, O. | Gauffin, V. | Vamos Spanish Academy | Bußmann, B. | Winkhart, J. | Samaha, G. | Boreen, S. | Price, M. | Buts, S. | Bjerregaard, E.

Antarctica : What happens if the ‘Doomsday’ Glacier collapses?

Mar 15, 2020

Just Have a Think

138K subscribers

Antarctica is home to some of the world’s largest ice sheets and glaciers. They existed in a stable equilibrium of ebb and flow for millions of years until global warming started to melt them faster than the snow falls could replenish their ice. Now a new US / UK research collaboration has discovered that the rate of melt is even worse than scientists feared. What’s driving this latest acceleration, and can we slow it down?

Atlantification of the Arctic Ocean from Ongoing Sea Ice Annihilation, and Risks of a Slowing AMOC

Paul Beckwith

Sep 5, 2020

In this second of a new series of Arctic sea ice demise videos I chat about the demise of the slushy in the Arctic Ocean. We are nearing the yearly minimum, with only a few weeks of melt remaining, and it is really coming down to the wire as to whether or not we will set a new record, beating out 2012 or being a close second. In 2012 we had solid ice remaining, whereas this year we only have an ocean of slushy thin ice cubes remaining. This ice is moving faster than before, and since the surface is rougher it is easier for the wind to grab it and set it in motion, and the IceSat is able to detect waves from far away storms propagating under the ice further sloshing it around and mixing the colder near freezing surface water with warmer saltier Atlantic water from below, leading to so called “Atlantification” of the surface water. In this video series I discuss in detail the recent peer reviewed scientific papers on how Atlantic Water (dense, warmer water a couple hundred of meters below the sea ice) has moved within 80 meters of the bottom of the sea ice in the Eastern Euro Basin, and will likely keep the ocean from freezing up there in the winter. The heat in their Atlantic Water is enough to completely melt out the entire Arctic Ocean ice three or four times over, as it eventually makes it near the surface over the entire basin. This already happens in the Barents Sea region, and is spreading eastward into the rest of the Arctic. I will also discuss how the so called “chimneys” where the Arctic Ocean water descends to complete the AMOC (Arctic Meridional Overturning Circulation), and how this process is being disrupted by Atlantification, thereby weakening the thermohaline process leading is closer us closer to a complete shutoff and then redistribution of global ocean circulation patterns. Wow!!

Cornel West & Ben Jealous on Whether Progressives Can Push Joe Biden Leftward If He Defeats Trump

Democracy Now!

Sep 7, 2020

In a Democracy Now! special, Harvard professor Cornel West and Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way and former president of the NAACP, discuss the 2020 DNC, Joe Biden’s vow to fight systemic racism and “overcome this season of darkness in America,” the historic nomination of Kamala Harris as his partner on the ticket, and how the convention was a showcase for a broad anti-Trump coalition, including prominent Republican figures given plum speaking slots, but few voices from the party’s insurgent left wing. “At this moment, with the decline and fall of the American empire, it looks as if the system is unable to generate enough energy to seriously reform itself. It remains sanitized, superficial,” says Dr. West. “I want fundamental change.” Jealous says Biden is someone progressives can work with and pressure. “The theme of this convention was really one of unity,” he notes. “This is a time when we have to come together to defeat a president who is the most evil, the most corrupt that any of us have seen.” We originally interviewed West and Jealous last month as the DNC ended.

What You Need to Know this Labor Day | Reich at Home

Robert Reich

261K subscribers

Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich discusses Trump’s repeated attacks on working people, and the injustice of billionaires’ wealth soaring as millions are unemployed and on the brink of eviction.

This is what sea level rise will do to coastal cities

Verge Science

Apr 23, 2019

Sea level rise is already redrawing coastlines around the world. What happens when the coast retreats through a major city? We look at how the world map will change in the year 2100, and what coastal cities can do to defend themselves. Correction: An early version of this video suggested that researchers expect to see four feet of sea level rise by the end of the century. While researchers do expect to see at least that level of sea level rise in the future, the exact timing is difficult to project. We regret the error.
Read more here: http://bit.ly/2ZwP5Se
You can learn more about Surging Seas and check how sea level rise may affect you here: http://ss2.climatecentral.org