15 Apr '18, 2pm

Tendril of Ice in the Weddell Sea

Nature can generate some perplexing patterns. Satellite images in April 2016, for example, showed mysterious lines crisscrossing the Caspian Sea . (It turns out those lines were caused by icebergs dragging their keels along the seafloor.) Now images from the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula show another curious phenomenon: what looks like a tendril of sea ice snaking away from the ice pack in the Weddell Sea. On April 4, 2018, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured this natural-color image of sea ice between various levels of cloud cover. As austral autumn progresses, sea ice around Antarctica is starting to grow again after reaching its annual minimum extent on February 20–21. The long, isolated patch of ice is a curiosity that is not easily explained. “The sea ice edge is usually pretty far south this time of year,” said...

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