Glacier calving is one of the most spectacular sights on Earth. It occurs when a large piece of ice breaks off from a glacier and falls into the water below. Not only is it a surreal thing to behold first-hand — if you’re lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time — but also an important part of the natural cycle of glaciers.
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Glacier calving happens when a chunk of ice breaks away from a larger glacier due to the pressure exerted by the weight of the ice itself. This can happen naturally over time or be triggered by a sudden event such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption. While glacier calving can occur year-round, it typically happens during the summer months when temperatures are higher and more meltwater runs off from glaciers into rivers and oceans.