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Swirling Sea Ice in the Greenland Sea

Swirling Sea Ice in the Greenland Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this image of sea ice swirling along the eastern coast of Greenland on July 16, 2015. The swirls of ice are caused by winds and currents that steer the ice on the sea.

NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Adam Voiland.