Ice in the Labrador Sea
October 22, 2003
Sea ice drifts in the Labrador Sea in this photograph taken from the International Space Station. The ice is probably breaking away from pack ice along the coast of Newfoundland during the spring melt. NASA scientists studying satellite data believe warmer-than-normal temperatures in the Arctic may be the cause of a decline in sea ice over the past 20 years. Astronaut photograph ISS006-E-46540 was taken from the International Space Station on April 18, 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera.
Topics: Environment, Sea ice, Glaciology, Climate change, Drift ice, Arctic shrinkage, Climate of the Arctic, Ice, Arctic, Poles