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Northern Greenland
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Northern Greenland

September 19, 2004
Broken ice floats in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Greenland in this true-color Terra MODIS image from July 26, 2004. Warmer summer temperatures melt the snow and ice from the low coastal areas along the fjords, allowing the brown, vegetation-free earth to show through. Ice still clogs the fjords themselves, looking like thick arms of white dividing Greenland's coastline into jigsaw-puzzle shapes.


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