Base Brown & Paradise Bay, Antarctica

2011 January 11

"Base Brown" or Almirante Brown is an Argentinean Research Station in Paradise Bay, Antarctica the base is inhabited by Adelie Penguins & the Bay by Weddell & Leopard Seals. It is here you may be lucky enough to witness "white thunder" or ice calving. Ice calving or iceberg calving is a form of ice ablation or ice disruption. 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. taken from "The Chronicles" by Expedition Leader Robin West, Price Albert II & Wikipedia

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