New and old sea ice, Antarctica

New and old sea ice, Antarctica

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Credit: Maria-Jose Vinas, NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: New and old sea ice, Antarctica, aerial photograph, The newer sea ice (at right) includes features known as 'finger rafting'. Older sea ice floes are at left. This flight was made as part of Operation IceBridge's 'English Coast' mission in November 2016. Operation IceBridge is a NASA project that monitors polar ice cover using aircraft instead of satellites. It was introduced in 2009 as a replacement for the malfunctioning ICESat satellite. Photographed on 17 November 2016.

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