Ice Scale   22 comments

After the last post I was asked about scale, e.g. How big is that iceberg? It’s very hard to get a scale of anything at sea and more so with icebergs as they are not manmade and come in all sorts of sizers and the birds on the last berg could of been Sparrows or Albatross for all I know.

Now thanks to our friend here we can tell this is a very small iceberg, known as a Growler, the next size after this is a Bergy Bit, then Small, Medium, Large and X-Large.

Greenland Seal

 

This next size is a a Medium, you have to remember 7/8 of the iceberg is under water and we are a couple of miles away from the rig.Iceberg

 

Now this next one is big, you will have to take my world for it as there is nothing in the picture to scale it against, but to give you an idea, we were in a boat with 27,000 horse power and when the tide was against us we moved nowhere, when the tide changed and was in our favour we moved a quarter of a mile, I think we towed this berg for about 3 days.

Iceberg

 

Under tow, but not moving much.

Ice tow

 

Here is a guild to test yourself next time you are walking down the high street and see an iceberg.

Screen Shot 2013-11-26 at 12.14.42

Posted November 26, 2013 by rigmover in Greenland

Tagged with , , , , , , ,

22 responses to “Ice Scale

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Lucky you. How many degrees are there?

  2. Amazing stuff. Until I came across your blog I didn’t know that someone went to the bother of towing icebergs out of the way. Where do you take them? Won’t they just get straight back into shipping lanes or close to installations again once you let them loose? Hope nobody gets it into their minds to censor your iceberg photographs lol.

  3. Who knew there was so much to know about icebergs! Great post!

  4. Very helpful diagram, thank you, and wonderful pictures of bergs. I especially like the seal on the growler, but I can see birds on the medium iceberg which makes it look pretty big. Towing icebergs must surely be one of the more bizarre jobs you do.

  5. good information and cool to see those big ice bergs :)

  6. Wow fantastic shots Mark.

  7. I say again, what a great educator you are. Thanks

  8. Beautiul colours in the ice. It always amazes me how these become crafted by the elements into the most exquisite of shapes sometimes.

  9. That last one looks like the impressive ice berg the Ice Age family got stuck on in Continental Drift. These are so appealing to look at, ordinarily something I would not get to see especially with descriptions and helpful explanations.

    Did you say you actually towed that ice berg? I’ve never even heard of such a thing, how do you do that?

  10. By the way, I used the same diagram in an attempt to explain icebergs!!! http://greenlandtravelguide.com/visit-the-iceberg-making-factory/

Got something to say? Say it here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

svinisceandmore

Looking at the óther side of Dalmatia

flowerywallpaper

einfach schön - simply beautiful

Mustang Maniac

The home to Classic Mustang Restorations

The Adventures of elATLboy

Out on the Open Road.

The SmugMug Blog

Billions of happy photos. Millions of passionate customers.

Photofocus

Education and inspiration for Visual Storytellers

Life 365 A Photo Project

Going manual, I'm scared!

Capt Jills Journeys

She sails the seven seas in search of FREEDOM

Make New Tracks

Alternative, Independent British Backpacking Blog

One man and his Mustang

A Classic '66 Mustang Coupe 289ci v8 Restoration

John SterVens' Tales

Thee Life, Thee Heart, Thee Tears

Bandwagen

Vintage Volkswagens & Photography

RANDOM IDEAS AND THOUGHTS

The active mind and its take on the goings on of the day.

Atlas Tracer

Crossroads, articles, travel's ideas!

BLUE OCEAN MARINER

CLIMBING THE HAWESPIPE ONE HAND AT A TIME!

Jayden Miller Photography

Amazing - Awesome - Unique

badsphotoblog

The blog of Bryan Davis Photography

Atlas Tracer

Crossroads, articles, travel's ideas!

losflamingos

photography

Our Adventure In Croatia

all the fun of buying and renovating a holiday home abroad....

Simple & Interesting.

amazing places,quotes,music and more.

van plus 4

2 humans. 2 dogs. 1 converted T5.

sharechair

Everyday Technology for Everyday Folks

Photo avant-garde

Photography at a different level

f2

Fast lenses, shallow dof, and lots of bokeh...

sethsnap

Photographs from my world.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 625 other followers

%d bloggers like this: