How long will an iceberg last in the ocean once it breaks off?



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    That depends on how long the currents take to deliver the iceberg to the Equator. Some icebergs may break free, but do not drift out of their parking spots. Others ride the currents immediately, and get taken north or south, until drifting into nothing near the equator, so it can take anywhere from months to years.

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    That depends on the size of the iceberg, its temperature, the temperature of the ocean, and the weather.

    A giant iceberg might take weeks, months, or may never melt because the next winter will come before it does, freezing it back into the ice sheet.

    A smaller iceberg might melt in a matter of days.


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