Here are all the tracked (satellites and stuff) icebergs since the year 2000. I was interested to see a consistent Coriolis swirl around the Antarctic continent, and then a general flinging from the Antarctic Peninsula like a jai alai cesta.
17 years is sort of a long time to mentally track with a moving cycle. Believe me, my son is off to college next year. So here is a version that slices through the whole 41-year pile of data to (1976 – May 2017) provide a month-by-month picture of the iceberg season. So what you are seeing is 41 concurrent Januarys, 41 Februarys, 41 Marches, etc.
Pretty interesting that the overall Coriolis (and wind, by extension?) flow pattern is still apparent. Even more apparent, really.
This data was sourced from The Antarctic Iceberg Tracking Database.
Here’s a static image of all the bergs…
And…gulp…here is a how-to for the cartographic and animation steps.
Happy Mapping! John