Coast of the East Siberian Sea, Russia

Coast of the East Siberian Sea, Russia
  • Credit:

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

Sea ice is pulling away from the coastline of northeastern Siberia in the east Siberia Sea. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from May 26, 2002, also the thinning of ice in bays and coves, and the blue reflection of the water from beneath causes the ice to appear bright blue.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 800x600
  • JPEG 137 KB
  • 1600x1200
  • JPEG 479 KB
  • 3200x2400
  • JPEG 1 MB


  • Data Date:

    May 26, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    June 1, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration