September 4, 2010

Satellite Sees Giant Iceberg Enters Nares Strait Off Greenland

ESA’s Envisat satellite has been tracking the progression of the giant iceberg that calved from Greenland’s Petermann glacier on 4 August 2010. This animation, generated from 24 Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR) images acquired from 31 July to 1 September, shows that the iceberg, the largest in the northern hemisphere, is now entering Nares Strait ““ a stretch of water that connects the Lincoln Sea and Arctic Ocean with Baffin Bay.

Credits: ESA

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