17 Sep '11, 10pm

Roze Glacier, Novaya Zemlya [image] #NASA

Part of the Russian Federation, the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya consists of two big islands—Yuzhny in the southwest, and Severny in the northeast—separated by a narrow strait. The archipelago divides the Barents Sea from the Kara Sea. An ice cap covers much of Severny, and from this ice cap, several outlet glaciers flow seaward. The easternmost glacier on Severny’s southeastern coast is Roze. On June 5, 2011, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of Roze Glacier fringed by sea ice. The image is rotated and north is toward the upper right. The glacier pushes slowly seaward between two rocky ridges. Uneven snow cover on the rock surfaces creates a patchwork of brown and white. Some snow also rests on the adjacent sea ice, which appears in shades of white and gray. In the east, a large patch of gray ice ...

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