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Northwest Greenland from space


Northwest Greenland from space Northwest Greenland from space Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellite view of Northwest Greenland.

Greenland has the world’s second largest ice sheet that covers most of the island.

Sea ice and icebergs are visible in the Nares Strait, which is the waterway between Greenland and Canada’s Ellesmere Island.

The Petermann glacier, one of the largest glaciers connecting the Greenland ice sheet with the Arctic Ocean, can be seen in the top of the image. Also they censuses has recorded zero permanent human population. Recently only 31 people and about 110 dogs were present over winter in North East Greenland, distributed among the following stations (along the  coast way , except Summit Camp ) During summer scientists add to these numbers.

Greenland is also  the world’s largest island and is home to the second largest ice sheet after Antarctica. Greenlands coastline is very rocky and rigid with ice sheets and rocky outcrops. Also The outlets through which ice from the interior drains into the sea. Also the highest point in centralGreenland, toward Petermann Glacier on the northwest coast. You can also find the Glaciers melting by warm Atlantic water found at the bottom of the fjord. Therefore the beautiful glaciers and rocky terrain are whats amongst the coast line and outbound glacirers. As seen throughout the sea glaciers and ice bergs surround the sea and coastline as well as out in the middle of the coast of the sea.


By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: ESA

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