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Antarctica’s Changing Larsen Ice Shelf

When this closely watched slab of floating ice births a giant iceberg, it will not be the first time it has seen dramatic change.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. NSIDC aerial photograph courtesy of Ted Scambos and Rob Bauer, and ice shelf extent data from Chris Schuman (UMBC JCET). Caption by Adam Voiland.

Published February 7, 2017
Data acquired January 6 - 8, 2016

Sources:
Landsat 8 > OLI
Photograph