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Snow and Ice

Drifting With Broken Sea Ice
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Drifting With Broken Sea Ice

Cracks in the Arctic sea ice are important for satellite-based measurements of the ice’s thickness. They also pose challenges for ship-based researchers participating in the MOSAiC expedition.

Published Mar 30, 2020

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Choose Your Champion: Tournament Earth 2020
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Choose Your Champion: Tournament Earth 2020

Vote for your favorite all-time Earth Observatory image. Help narrow the field from 32 nominees down to one champion in a five-round tournament.

Published Mar 26, 2020

Atmosphere Land Life Water Snow and Ice Remote Sensing Videos

Sea Ice Below Normal Despite a Seasonal Bump
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Sea Ice Below Normal Despite a Seasonal Bump

Slight recoveries in the extent of sea ice at both poles were not enough to return to long-term normal levels.

Published Mar 24, 2020

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Snow-Parched Scandinavia
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Snow-Parched Scandinavia

Winter is loosening its grip on the Northern Hemisphere, but the seasonal change in Northern Europe is less dramatic than most years.

Published Mar 23, 2020

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Drift Ice in the Sea of Okhotsk
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Drift Ice in the Sea of Okhotsk

Carried by winds and currents, sea ice can reach the coast of Hokkaido, Japan.

Published Mar 19, 2020

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