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Snow and Ice

Ice Arch Persists Despite Warm Arctic
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Ice Arch Persists Despite Warm Arctic

This natural gatekeeper, which prevents sea ice from exiting the Arctic Ocean and drifting southward into Baffin Bay, was still intact in late May 2020.

Published Jun 2, 2020

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Earth — A Photo-Essay
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Earth — A Photo-Essay

NASA has a unique vantage point for observing the beauty and wonder of Earth and for making sense of it. The images in this book tell a story of a 4.5-billion-year-old planet where there is always something new to see.

Published Jun 2, 2020

Atmosphere Land Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing

A May Landslide in Alaska
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A May Landslide in Alaska

Warm spring weather may have helped trigger a landslide on Yudi Peak.

Published May 28, 2020

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Mapping Snow on Arctic Sea Ice
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Mapping Snow on Arctic Sea Ice

First-of-a-kind maps show how the depth of this insulating snow layer changes from month to month.

Published May 21, 2020

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Denman Glacier Losing Some of Its Footing
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Denman Glacier Losing Some of Its Footing

Scientists are concerned about the stability of a glacier that could significantly raise sea level.

Published May 12, 2020

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