Baffin Bay and Davis Strait

Baffin Bay and Davis Strait
  • Credit:

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

This series of MODIS images from April 8-29, 2002, shows winter sea ice--and the beginnings of spring Baffin Bay between Greenland (right) and EllesmereIsland, Canada (top island at left). Warmer waters from the Labrador Sea to the south begin to encroach into the Bay as spring progresses, eventually freeing the Bay of its winter ice.

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  • Data Date:

    April 29, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    May 6, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration