Coast of the East Siberian Sea, Russia

Coast of the East Siberian Sea, Russia
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA/GSFC

A large crack is forming in the ice of the East Siberian Sea in this true-color MODIS iamge from June 1, 2001. The thinnest ice appears bright blue because some light is able to penetrate and reflect off the water beneath.

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  • Data Date:

    June 1, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    June 1, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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