Several ice jams on the Connecticut River • Earth.com

Last update: June 20th, 2019 at 2:17 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the European Space Agency and features a look at ice jams on the Connecticut River.

Ice jams occur when wet weather and warm temperatures cause a frozen river to melt quickly. When the top layer breaks down into large chunks, they sometimes pile up in narrow passages downstream and cause the river to swell.

This image was captured by the Multi Spectral Imager (MSI) on board ESA’s Sentinel-2 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory, ESA

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