Skip all navigation and jump to content Jump to site navigation Jump to section navigation.
NASA Logo - Goddard Space Flight Center + Visit NASA.gov
HOME PROJECTS RESOURCES SEARCH MAP

+ Advanced Search
Home
Home
View Most Recently Released Imagery
View Gallery of Imagery: A topical collection of SVS Imagery
Search Imagery by the keywords assigned to it
Search Imagery by the instruments that supplied data for a visualization product
Search Imagery by the series of visualizations that have been produced
Search Imagery by the scientist providing the data used in a visualization product
Search Imagery by the animator that created the product
Search Imagery by the identification number assigned to the visualization product
See other search options





  + RSS Feeds
  + Podcasts
blank image
Previous Animation Number   Next Animation Number
Larsen Ice Shelf Collapse (WMS)

The Larsen ice shelf at the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula experienced a dramatic collapse between January 31 and March 7, 2002. First, melt ponds appeared on the ice shelf during these summer months (seen in blue on the shelf), then a minor collapse of about 800 square kilometers occurred. Finally, a 2600 square kilometer collapse took place, leaving thousands of sliver icebergs and berg fragments where the shelf formerly lay. Brownish streaks within the floating chunks mark areas where rocks and morainal debris are exposed from the former underside and interior of the shelf. These images were acquired by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite.
Share: Share via E-mail E-mail   Share on TwitterTwitter

The Larsen ice shelf collapse in 2002 as seen by MODIS    The Larsen ice shelf collapse in 2002 as seen by MODIS
Duration: 5.0 seconds
Available formats:
  636x676     Frames
  320x320     MPEG-1   922 KB
  320x320     X-FLV       545 KB
  320x180     JPEG         29 KB
How to play our movies

This product is available through our Web Map Service.   Click here to learn more.

The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on January 31, 2002    The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on January 31, 2002

Available formats:
  636 x 676         TIFF       1 MB


The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on February 17, 2002    The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on February 17, 2002

Available formats:
  636 x 676         TIFF       1 MB


The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on February 23, 2002    The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on February 23, 2002

Available formats:
  636 x 676         TIFF       1 MB


The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on March 5, 2002    The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on March 5, 2002

Available formats:
  636 x 676         TIFF       1 MB


The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on March 7, 2002    The Larsen ice shelf as seen by MODIS on March 7, 2002

Available formats:
  636 x 676         TIFF       1 MB

Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3123
Animation Number:3123
Completed:2005-03-04
Animators:Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST) (Lead)
 Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
Scientist:Terry Haran (University of Colorado)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:Terra/MODIS (2002/01/31, 2002/02/17, 2002/02/23, 2002/03/05, 2002/03/07)
Series:WMS
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
DLESE >> Cryology
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets >> Icebergs
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Icebergs
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice >> Sea Ice Motion
View Animation in Google Earth Google Earth KML file is available here.
DEPC Metadata is available here.
 
 


Back to Top
Many of our multimedia items use the GCMD keywords. These keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation:
Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

USA.gov logo - the U.S. Government's official Web portal. + Privacy Policy and Important Notices
+ Reproduction Guidelines
NASA NASA Official:
SVS Contact:
Curator: