Proglacial lake borders the Humboldt Glacier •

Last update: May 25th, 2020 at 6:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a proglacial lake that has formed on the edge of the Humboldt Glacier in northwest Greenland.

The water is also bordered by Washington Land, a deglaciated peninsula that appears reddish-brown.

NASA scientist John Sonntag captured this photograph on September 4, 2019 during an airborne campaign for NASA’s Operation IceBridge. 

“We get to observe the ice surface along the margin without last winter’s snowfall on top, as is usually the case during our spring campaigns,” wrote IceBridge project scientist Joe MacGregor. “That’s both scientifically valuable and – admittedly – often more visually compelling.”

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 


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