Sea ice breaks up along Greenland's coast • Earth.com

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

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory is an animation that shows the movement of sea ice as it melts and breaks up across the northern coast of Greenland.

Deep sea inlets, or fjords, created by glaciers connect rocky islands and peninsulas to adjacent seas. The glaciers that flow into the fjords of northern Greenland are accelerating as they lose mass.

These images were captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites between July 27 and August 1, 2018.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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