Built especially for the challenging conditions of Antarctica, HMS Endurance is the Royal Navy's only ice patrol ship and its only one capable of breaking into the icy wastes of Antarctica. We join the elite, 140-person crew as they embark on a four-month expedition in perhaps the most extreme and hostile environment on the planet. Follow the extensive and diverse duties of the Royal Navy and the British Antarctic Survey, and the trials and tribulations that the frozen continent brings.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Ice Patrol - Iceberg - Netflix
An iceberg or ice mountain is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water. It may subsequently become frozen into pack ice (one form of sea ice). As it drifts into shallower waters, it may come into contact with the seabed, a process referred to as seabed gouging by ice. About 90% of an iceberg is below the surface of the water.
Ice Patrol - Recent large icebergs - Netflix
Iceberg B-15 11,000 km2 (4,200 sq mi), 2000 Iceberg A-38, about 6,900 km2 (2,700 sq mi), 1998 Iceberg A-68, (Larsen C) 5,800 km2 (2,200 sq mi), 2017 Iceberg C-19, 5,500 km2 (2,100 sq mi), 2002 Iceberg B-22, 5,490 km2 (2,120 sq mi), 2002 Iceberg B-9, 5,390 km2 (2,080 sq mi), 1987 Iceberg B-15A, 3,100 km2 (1,200 sq mi), broke off 2003 Iceberg B-31, 615 km2 (237 sq mi), 2014 Iceberg D-16, 310 km2 (120 sq mi), 2006 Ice sheet, 260 km2 (100 sq mi), broken off of Petermann Glacier in northern Greenland on August 5, 2010, considered to be the largest Arctic iceberg since 1962. About a month later, this iceberg split into two pieces upon crashing into Joe Island in the Nares Strait next to Greenland. In June 2011, large fragments of the Petermann Ice Islands were observed off the Labrador coast. Iceberg B-17B 140 km2 (54 sq mi), 1999, shipping alert issued December 2009.
Ice Patrol - References - Netflix