Petermann Glacier calving satellite image

Petermann Glacier calving satellite image

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Caption: Petermann Glacier calving. Satellite image of a large iceberg breaking off of the Petermann Glacier (ice flow seen from lower centre towards lower right). At left is Ellesmere Island, Canada, separated from Greenland by the Nares Strait (dark blue). Image obtained by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite on 5th August 2010. For an image of the glacier before the calving see C011/4255.

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Keywords: 21st century, 5 august 2010, arctic, breaking off, calving, canada, canadian, climate change, earth observation, ellesmere island, fjord, floating, from space, geographical, geography, glacier, glaciology, global warming, greenland, ice, ice berg, ice flow, ice shelf, ice tongue, iceberg, moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer, modis, nares strait, petermann glacier, satellite, satellite image, terra

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