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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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