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Snow and Ice

Brunt Ice Shelf Survives the Solstice
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Brunt Ice Shelf Survives the Solstice

The enormous slab of ice poised to break away from the Brunt ice shelf is still hanging on.

Published Jul 3, 2019

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Snow Cover
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Snow Cover

Snow and ice influence climate by reflecting sunlight back into space. When it melts, snow is a source of water for drinking and vegetation; too much snowmelt can lead to floods. These maps show average snow cover by month.

Mar 2000 — Jun 2019

Snow and Ice

Ice Arch Crumbles Early
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Ice Arch Crumbles Early

The structure that prevents sea ice from exiting the Arctic Ocean through the Nares Strait crumbled months earlier than usual.

Published Jun 25, 2019

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EO On This Day
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EO On This Day

In honor of our 20th anniversary, we offer a selection of some of the most beautiful, newsworthy, interesting, and scientifically important images from the past 20 years — one for each day of the calendar year.

Published Jun 19, 2019

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Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing
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Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing

Jakobshavn Glacier has grown for the third year in a row, and scientists attribute the change to cool ocean waters.

Published Jun 14, 2019

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