Sunday, August 22, 2010

Petermann ice island, day 11

August 16, 2010. To enlarge, click here.

Earth Observer: The ice island that calved off Petermann Glacier in northwestern Greenland on August 5, 2010, was continuing its slow migration down the fjord 11 days later... Although slivers of ice have loosened around its edges, the ice island has largely retained its original shape. The island, which has rotated counterclockwise since the calving, also retains the crevassed structure of the Petermann Glacier... Visible in this image are multiple small glaciers that feed the Petermann, flowing down to the massive glacier from the northeastern side of the fjord.