NASA Spots Ice Diamond

Posted by on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

On February 4, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired natural-color images that beautifully demonstrate the variety of ice types that can form in the northern Caspian Sea.

You can notice the white, diamond-shaped piece of ice. This ‘island’ of white ice is most probably a piece that detached from the ice field.

It might look like that ice diamond is on the move, cutting a path through the thinner cover. But it’s more likely that the chunk of ice broke away from the thicker sea ice and became grounded—anchored to the bottom of the sea.

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