Icebergs in the Ross Sea
March 21, 2005
Summer is drawing to a close in Antarctica, and sea ice that was never released into the Ross Sea because of being blocked by the B-15A iceberg will have to wait until next summer for a chance at escape. This true-color Terra MODIS image from March 12, 2005 shows McMurdo Sound clogged by broken white sea ice, with smaller pieces of sea ice starting to fill the gaps between B-15A and C-16, the oblong iceberg to the left of the round B-15J iceberg. Thin white clouds over the scene cast blue shadows on the iceberg, snow, and sea ice, while the deep black waters of the Ross Sea provide contrast.
Topics: Environment, Glaciology, Physical geography, Geography, Hospitality Recreation, Icebergs, McMurdo Sound, Sea ice, Iceberg, Ice, Ross Sea, Antarctica