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WHAT ARE THE SIZES AND SHAPES OF ICEBERGS

ICEBERG SIZE CLASSIFICATION
SIZE CATEGORYHEIGHT(FT)HEIGHT(M)LENGTH(FT)LENGTH(M)
Growler less than 3 less than 1 less than 16 less than 5
Bergy Bit 3-13 1-4 15-46 5-14
Small 14-50 5-15 47-200 15-60
Medium 51-150 16-45 201-400 61-122
Large 151-240 46-75 401-670 123-213
Very Large Over 240 Over 75 Over 670 Over 213


Non-Tabular Iceberg Size Classifications (computer model categories)

 

Iceberg sizes. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

 

 

 

ICEBERG SHAPE CLASSIFICATION

 

This is an aerial color photograph of a sunlit tabular iceberg in a flat calm, deep blue sea.

This is an aerial color photograph of a tabular iceberg in a flat calm, deep gray-blue sea scattered with sea ice.

TABULAR: An iceberg with steep sides and flat top having a length-to-height ratio greater than 5:1. Many show horizontal banding.

Non-tabular Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

Non-tabular Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

NON-TABULAR: Describes all icebergs that are not tabular shaped as described above. This category is futher subdivided to include the specific shapes described below. If no other description applies, the iceberg is simply referred to as a non-tabular.
Non-Tabular Iceberg Shape Classifications

Dome Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

Dome Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

DOME: An iceberg with a rounded top.

Pinnacle Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

Pinnacle Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

PINNACLE: An iceberg with one or more spires.

This is an aerial color photo of a long, light blue iceberg exibiting a classic wedge shape in calm, slate blue seas.

Wedge Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

WEDGE: An iceberg having a steep vertical side on one end and sloping on the other.

Dry-dock Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

Dry-dock Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

DRY-DOCK: An iceberg that has eroded so a slot or channel is formed.

This is a color, side view, aerial photo of a white, blocky iceberg showing steep sides and an irregular top in calm, deep blue seas.

Block Iceberg. Please click on picture for a more detailed description.

BLOCKY: An iceberg with a flat top and steep vertical sides.