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What are the sizes and shapes of icebergs?

Iceberg size classification
Size categoryHeight (ft.)Height (m)Length (ft.)Length (m)
Growlerless than 3less than 1Less than 16less than 5
Bergy Bit3–131–415–465–14
Small14–505–1547–20015–60
Medium51–15016–45201–40061–122
Large151–24046–75401–670123–213
Very LargeOver 240Over 75Over 670Over 213
Iceberg shape classification
Shape categoryDescription
TabularSteep sides with flat top. Very solid. Length-height ratio less than 5:1
Non-TabularThis category covers all icebergs that are not tabular-shaped as described above. This includes bergs that are dome-shaped, sloping, blocky, and pinnacle.

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