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Term: Tabular iceberg Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A flat-topped iceberg that shows horizontal banding; typically form by breaking from an ice shelf.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A flat-topped iceberg. Most tabular bergs form by calving from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.  WMOSeaIce 

Most flat-topped icebergs form by calving from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.  Bushuyev 

A flat-topped iceberg. Most tabular bergs form by breaking from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.  SPRI 

Sea ice terminology describing a flat-topped iceberg; most tabular icebergs show horizontal banding.  ECCCanada 

A flat-topped iceberg that has become detached from an iceshelf, ice tongue or floating tidewater glacier; typically several kilometres long.  Swisseduc 

An iceberg that has broken off from an ice shelf. (Also called table iceberg; formerly called barrier iceberg.) Newly formed tabular icebergs have nearly vertical sides and flat tops. In the Antarctic, they may be tens of kilometers wide, up to 160 km (100 miles) long, and as much as 300 m (1000 ft) thick, with about 30 m (100 ft) exposed above the sea surface. In the Arctic, large icebergs of this type are called ice islands, but they are considerably smaller than the largest of the antarctic variety.  AMSglossary 

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