GEOGRAPHY IN THE NEWS:
The International Ice Patrol, created after the sinking of the Titanic to monitor icebergs in the North Atlantic, has recorded 976 icebergs off Newfoundland so far this year, more than double the average. The icebergs drift into shipping lanes (generally south of 48◦ north latitude) and pose a threat to trans-Atlantic maritime traffic. This article from The Economist notes that number of icebergs varies considerably from year to year, depending on a variety of physical geography cues, including water and air temperature, ocean currents, and wind strength. www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2017/06/economist-explains-14
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