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Term: Green iceberg Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Desalinated seawater frozen to the base of some Antarctic ice shelves that becomes exposed to view when an iceberg separates from the shelf and capsizes. The green color of the ice, and of the seawater from which it froze, is due to dissolved organic matter.  AMSglossary 

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