1. Larsen C Ice Shelf Calving

Larsen C Ice Shelf Calving

Image captured on 23 July 2017, by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Larsen C Ice Shelf Calving image from Aqua/MODIS on 23 July 2017

Image of the Larsen C Ice Shelf calving in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. The calving occurred sometime between 10 - 12 July and the resulting iceberg is called A-68 (center of the image). This Brightness Temperature image was acquired on 23 July 2017 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

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Sources: U.S. National Ice Center

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM EDT