Melting tropical glaciers in Indonesia • Earth.com

Last update: August 19th, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at melting tropical glaciers in New Guinea, part of the Papua province of Indonesia.

The glaciers are located on the Surdiman Range, which are located just below the equator but have high enough peaks to sustain small areas of permanent ice.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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