What is glacial calving?



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    Glacial calving is a way in which a glacier loses mass by large portions of it breaking off.  This often happens when the glaciers passes into a body of water and large chunks break off.  It is the main reason that icebergs are created.

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    Glacial calving is when a chunk of a glacier breaks off and becomes an iceberg. In certain cases, as often happens with Alaskan glaciers, a glacier will calve at such a point that the resulting iceberg is actually big enough to be considered a glacier itself.

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    It is the process of removing mass from a glacier. It involves the separation of portions of the glacier ice into the water body. 

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