The dynamic icescape of the New Siberian Islands • Earth.com

Last update: December 13th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the frozen Laptev Sea covered with sea ice.

The appearance of the ice, which borders the New Siberian Islands, is constantly shifting in response to winds, currents, freezing, and melting.

The waters in this region of the Russian Arctic are relatively shallow and frozen most of the year.

The image was captured in June during the summer melt season by the Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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