Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea, Antarctica

Ross Ice Shelf and Ross Sea, Antarctica
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf roughly straddles the 180-degree-longitude line. In recent years large icebergs have been calving off the margin of the shelf, which is a large sheet of ice that hangs out over the continental land mass and floats in the Southern Ocean. This true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Terra satellite on December 13, 2002.

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  • Data Date:

    December 13, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    December 30, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration