On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland for the documentary "Chasing Ice".
The event, known as calving, lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving face three miles wide. The height of the ice is about 3,000 feet, 300-400 feet above water and the rest below water.
Watch for the comparison between the glacier and Manhattan to really understand the scale of the glacier calving.
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