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Melt Ponds, Northeastern Greenland

To understand ice sheets, glaciologists venture both below the surface with ice cores, and into the sky with satellites. Satellite imagery of the Greenland Ice Sheet reveals melt ponds that can affect glacier flow and sea level.


NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data obtained from the Goddard Land Processes data archives (LAADS). Caption by Michon Scott.

Published October 29, 2008
Data acquired August 30, 2008

Source:
Terra > MODIS