NASA Releases Images of Massive Ice Slide

Posted by on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Massive and Mysterious Ice Fall in Tibet

Back on July 17 nine people were killed in a massive ice slide in Tibet.

NASA has released images of the event.

a huge stream of ice and rock tumbled down a narrow valley in the Aru Range of Tibet. When the ice stopped moving, it had spread a pile of debris that was up to 30 meters (98 feet) thick across 10 square kilometers (4 square miles).
NASA says this is the largest slide since 2002.

A multispectral imager on the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-2 satellite captured an image of the debris field on July 21, 2016. The Operational Land Imager, a similar instrument on Landsat 8, acquired an image on June 24, 2016, that shows the same area before the avalanche.



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