Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ESA ENVISAT ASAR: Greenland glacier gives birth to giant iceberg

Time-series animation based on Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) data from 31 July, 4 August, and 7 August 2010 showing the breaking of the Petermann glacier and the movement of the new iceberg towards Nares Strait.

Credits: ESA

True-colour Envisat MERIS image of Petermann glacier on 5 August 2010 showing the iceberg already separated from the main glacier tongue. Cloud coverage prevents obtaining additional MERIS images spanning the actual calving event.

Credits: ESA

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