Victoria Land, Ross Sea, and Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
On December 19, 2001, MODIS acquired data that produced this image of Antarctica's Victoria Land, Ross Ice Shelf, and the Ross Sea. The coastline that runs up and down along the left side of the image denotes where Victoria Land (left) meets the Ross Ice Shelf (right). The Ross Ice Shelf is the world's largest floating body of ice, approximately the same size as France.