Sea ice in the Hudson Bay of northern Canada

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sea ice in the Hudson Bay of northern Canada.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sea ice in the Hudson Bay of northern Canada.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

Visible in the photo are landfast ice (ice that that is attached to the shore), polynyas (irregularly shaped ice that floats in the open water), and pack ice (ice that drifts in response to currents).

The sea ice plays an important role in many Hudson Bay communities as hunting and fishing are important to their economies.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory