This Is Largest Glacier Calving Ever Caught On Film. It's Beautiful, But Also Terrifying
Most people are familiar with what a glacier is, but glacier calving is a little less well-known. Glacier calving is when chunks of ice break off of the edge of a glacier. Calving can be pretty intimidating to watch in person. They are usually accompanied by loud cracking and booming sounds, and cause large dangerous waves. The pieces that break away from the glacier are called icebergs. Perhaps one of the most well-known facts about an iceberg is that one collided with the Titanic. It ripped a 90-meter hole in the ship, causing it to sink. Icebergs can be very big in size. Even though 90 percent of an iceberg lies underneath the water, one of the largest that has ever been seen was as big as the state of Rhode Island.