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Ice Arch Crumbles Early

The structure that prevents sea ice from exiting the Arctic Ocean through the Nares Strait crumbled months earlier than usual.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview and VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview, and the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published June 25, 2019
Data acquired March 19 - May 25, 2019

Sources:
Aqua > MODIS
Suomi NPP > VIIRS
Terra > MODIS