Ice flow like molten metal
January 7, 2011
The detailed picture of around 30 kilometers sent from the TerraSAR-X radar satellite shows the Antarctic Nimrod Glacier flowing around the Kon-Tiki Nunatak, a rock protruding through the ice sheet. It is even possible to pick out the fissures in the glacier's main body.
Topics: Environment, Glaciers of Antarctica, Physical geography, Geography, radar satellite, Kon-Tiki, Nunatak, Nimrod Glacier, Ice stream, TerraSAR-X, Ice sheet, Glaciology, Water ice, Glacier