ES 331/767 Title imagery

ES 331/767 Title Imagery

GREENLAND ICE SHEET


Space-shuttle photograph of southern Greenland. High-oblique view toward north, color-visible, 5-inch film format, 04/02/92. All land areas are snow covered and sea ice drifts along the eastern coast in this late winter scene. The interior ice sheet is smooth, and coastal mountains appear rugged. Deep glacier-carved fjord valleys cut through the coastal mountain ranges. The Greenland Ice Sheet is the only remaining ice sheet in the northern hemisphere. During the Pleistocene Epoch, similar but much larger ice sheets covered northern Eurasia, North America, and the adjacent continental shelves.

Image obtained from NASA Johnson Space Center,
Imagery Services, STS045-152-105.

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ES 331/767 © by J.S. Aber (2006).