Credit: NASA/GSFC/CONCEPTUAL IMAGE LAB/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This animation provides a close perspective of the relationship between ice and solar reflectivity. As glaciers, the polar caps, and icebergs (shown here) melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. Instead, the oceans and land absorb the light, thus raising the overall temperature and adding energy to a vicious circle.

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Ice albedo

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Duration: 00:00:09.57

Frame size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 25

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