22 Jul '11, 8pm

Ice Island Calves off Petermann Glacier [image] #NASA

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times the size of Manhattan. Nearly a year later, on July 20, 2011, a piece of that ice island—named Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) and about the same size as Manhattan—was still visible to the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. The Canadian Ice Service (CIS) tracked the ice island as it drifted through the Labrador Sea. On July 8, 2011, the CIS reported that the PII-A was approximately 55 square kilometers (21 square miles), and was continuing to lose surface area through calving and melting. On July 20, MODIS observed PII-A slightly south of where it had been a month earlier. On July 21, 2011, MSNBC reported that PII-A was slowly drifting toward Newfoundland. The glacier was not likely to reach land; its base woul...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 9pm

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times th...

NASA image of a big ice island approaching Newf...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jul '11, 10pm

As July 2011 progressed, the Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) continued drifting southward in the Labrador Sea. When the Mod...

Robben Island via @emilayusof

emilayusof.com 23 Jul '11, 6am

Robben Island has not only been used as a prison. It was a training and defence station in World War II (1939-1945) and a ...

NASA Earth Observato Petermann Ice Island-A off Labrador: Acquired July 28, 2011, this natural-color image sh...

NASA Earth Observato Petermann Ice Island-A off...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jul '11, 8pm

The Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) continued drifting southward on July 28, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectror...

Ice Island Drifts Southward [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 28 Jul '11, 8pm

As July 2011 progressed, the Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) continued drifting southward in the Labrador Sea. When the Mod...

Behold, The Floating Ice Island: The trawler's crew could scarcely believe their eyes. They had seen icebergs be...

Behold, The Floating Ice Island: The trawler's ...

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Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

Hurricane Dora [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 22 Jul '11, 3pm

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane C...

Medvezhiy Glacier Advances [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jul '11, 8pm

In the early summer of 2011, the Medvezhiy Glacier in Tajikistan slid abruptly down its valley and for greater distance th...

Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

Dust Plumes over the Red Sea [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Jul '11, 7pm

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on Ju...

Yikes! MT @rowhoop: Medvezhiy Glacier in Tajiki...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Jul '11, 10pm

In the early summer of 2011, the Medvezhiy Glacier in Tajikistan slid abruptly down its valley and for greater distance th...