Using Google Earth I came across a very strange iceberg at Antarctica.
Maybe the rare 500 meter long iceberg formed by breaking off from an ice shelf or maybe it is land mass, but then again it looks out of place.
In addition to size classification, icebergs can be classified on the basis of their shape. The two basic types of iceberg forms are tabular and non-tabular.
Tabular icebergs have steep sides and a flat top, much like a plateau and Non-tabular icebergs have different shapes and include:
1. Dome: An iceberg with a rounded top.
2. Pinnacle: An iceberg with one or more spires.
3. Wedge: An iceberg with a steep edge on one side and a slope on the opposite side.
4. Dry-Dock: An iceberg that has eroded to form a slot or channel.
5. Blocky: An iceberg with steep, vertical sides and a flat top. It differs from tabular icebergs in that its shape is more like a block than a flat sheet.
The shapes and forms from this iceberg look very different if we compare it with all the different shapes and forms of tabular and non-tabular icebergs.
The image below shows the location photographed in 1984, 1990 and 2013.
1. Image taken in 1984 shows no iceberg.
2. Image taken in 1990 shows no iceberg but it shows a strange path beneath the water surface from which I think is not a stitching error.
3. Image taken 2013 shows the strange iceberg.
I’m not an iceberg expert but this object is really peculiar and looks like a vessel disguised as an iceberg. Here are the coordinates: 72°43’13.53″S 78°40’21.56″W