05 May '12, 10pm

Sea Ice in Alaska's Bristol Bay [image] #NASA

View Image Comparison View Both Images Over the winter of 2011–2012, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was slightly below the 1979–2000 average, but conditions in the Bering Sea were different. There, sea ice extents were well above normal, reaching a record high in March 2012. Two factors contributed to the extensive sea ice cover: low air temperatures and persistent northerly winds. The winds pushed ice from the Arctic Ocean southward toward the Bering Strait. Since the strait is narrow and shallow, it allowed little room for the ice to move. The ice gradually piled up and formed an arch. Unlike a vertical arch, this ice arch was a continuous, horizontal band that worked like a keystone arch in a building, holding everything in place. The arch spanned the strait and blocked the southward movement of ice for a while, but then collapsed along its southern margin an...

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Sea Ice in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '12, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Over the winter of 2011–2012, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was slightl...

Sea Ice in Alaska’s Bristol Bay: Acquired April...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 05 May '12, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Over the winter of 2011–2012, the extent of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean was slightl...

Great views of crumbling rivers of ice in Greenland from our @NASA_Airborne IceBridge mission.

Great views of crumbling rivers of ice in Green...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 03 May '12, 12pm

For the fourth consecutive year, NASA research aircraft are flying over the Arctic to assess the health of the ice in the ...

Ouarkziz Impact Crater, Algeria [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 06 May '12, 10pm

The Ouarkziz Impact Crater is located in northwestern Algeria, close to the border with Morocco. The crater was formed by ...

NTU Alumni Club to shed staid image

straitstimes.com 06 May '12, 12am

The 26-year-old Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Alumni Club has an image problem. Recent graduates, and those soon ...

We paid SGD20 to see the Singapore skyline at night. Was it worth it? #travel #photography #singapore

We paid SGD20 to see the Singapore skyline at n...

iamthewitch.com 08 May '12, 1am

The view from the Skypark was pretty spectacular. Even though the sky was not very clear but the feeling of being the top ...

Changes in Canberra [image] #NASA

Changes in Canberra [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 12 May '12, 10pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In September 2008, Australia’s capital city of Canberra was parched. Situated in so...

Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To Pressure on Arcti...

e360.yale.edu 10 May '12, 12pm

Melting Sea Ice Could Lead To Pressure on Arctic Fishery With melting sea ice opening up previously inaccessible parts of ...

Lighthouse Bay Resort in Bermuda

Lighthouse Bay Resort in Bermuda

thelifeofluxury.com 03 May '12, 11am

Who wouldn’t like to enjoy the warm sun, white sand & unlimited fun on a tropical private island? well now you can at the ...