How to use Icebergs in a sentence
No icebergs occur in the North Pacific, and none has ever.
The last remains of these icebergs are met with in the Atlantic south of Newfoundland.
Some of the boulders are encrusted by marine organisms and must have been dropped by icebergs in the sea.
The drainage of the interior of Greenland is thus partly given off in the solid form of icebergs, partly by the melting of the snow and ice on the surface of the ice-cap, especially near its western margin, and to some slight extent also by the melting produced on its under side by the interior heat of the earth.
Gladstone once said of himself and his Peelite colleagues, during the period of political isolation, that they were like roving icebergs on which men could not land with safety, but with which ships might come into perilous collision.Advertisement
The differences of salinity support this method, and, especially in the northern European seas, often prove a sharper criterion of the boundaries than temperature itself; this is especially the case at the entrance to the Baltic. Evidence drawn from drift-wood, wrecks or special drift bottles is less distinct but still interesting and often useful; this method of investigation includes the use of icebergs as indicators of the trend of currents and also of plankton, the minute swimming or drifting organisms so abundant at the surface of the sea.
The discovery of this significant looped arrangement of the morainic belts is the greatest advance in interpretation of glacial phenomena since the first suggestion of a glacial period; it is also the strongest proof that the ice here concerned was a continuous sheet of creeping land ice, and not a discontinuous series of floating icebergs, as had been supposed.
Another type of mirage, frequently observed at sea in the northern latitudes, is presented in the appearance of ships and icebergs as if inverted and suspended in the clouds.
The party was then in a narrow gorge between huge icebergs, over which the storm raged with fearful fury.
These icebergs float away, and are gradually melted in the sea, the temperature of which is thus lowered by cold stored up in the interior of Greenland.Advertisement
Here the ice converges into the valleys and moves with increasing velocity in the form of glaciers into the fjords, where they break off as icebergs.
In addition to sea-ice, icebergs which are of land origin occur at sea.
The latter often gives birth to prodigious icebergs and ice islands, which are carried northward by ocean currents, nearly as far as the tropical zone before they melt.
The foreign boulders of granite, gneiss, &c., found in the coalmeasures of some districts, are quite as likely to have been dropped by rafts of vegetation as to have been carried by floating icebergs.
In writing and in conversation the geological expression " drift " is now usually understood to mean Glacial drift, including boulder clay and all the varieties of sand, gravel and clay deposits formed by the agency of ice sheets, glaciers and icebergs.Advertisement
From there we sail through Paradise Bay with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, while having chances of seeing large whales.
Large flocks of northern fulmar fulmar Fulmarus glacialis and gulls feed among the grounded icebergs.
The calm waters of Paradise Harbor host many sculptured icebergs, calved from a backdrop of shimmering glaciers.
Even today calving icebergs plowing across the seafloor destroy everything in their path.
If we encounter some icebergs in the area, we'll make time to explore them.Advertisement
The Antarctic icebergs are of tabular form and much larger than those of Greenland, but in either case an iceberg rising to 200 ft.
The images show several boulders, dropped 8000 years ago by passing icebergs.
Often gigantic icebergs clog the channel, creating navigational challenges for our captain and crew, and they may even obstruct our passage.
It embraces the phenomena of the visionary appearance of lakes in arid deserts, the images of ships and icebergs, frequently seen as if inverted and suspended in the atmosphere in the Polar Regions, the Fata Morgana, and "looming" as witnessed in mists or fogs.
Large " icebergs " of floating foam were wafting down from Cromwell weir.Advertisement
The cruise to Alaska sails into smaller waterways where you can see tidewater glaciers, icebergs and fjords.
The unsettled land is home to awe-inspiring frozen vistas, snow-capped mountains, gigantic icebergs and miles of unspoiled natural wonders.
Only separated from the sea by a narrow rim of land, the lagoon is filled with floating icebergs.
From the summits, endless ranges of mountains are revealed, along with giant icebergs within the polar stream, hugging the east coast.