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Jakobshavn glacier calving

This optical image of Jakobshavn glacier in western Greenland, acquired by Sentinel-2A on 16 August 2015, offers a valuable perspective of the scale of the calving event that took place between 14 and 16 August. The contour indicates the area of ice lost between images acquired on 6 and 16 August.


All-weather radar images from the Sentinel-1A satellite provide a year-round view of glacier dynamics.


Read full story: Chasing ice


Credit: Copernicus Sentinel data (2015)/ESA

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Uploaded on August 21, 2015