Ice Albedo - Global View

  • Released Friday, December 12th, 2003
  • Updated Wednesday, November 15th, 2023 at 12:23AM
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This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the sun. As this ice begins to melt, less sunlight gets reflected into space. It is instead absorbed into the oceans and land, raising the overall temperature, and fueling further melting.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the least warming condition.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the least warming condition.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates a greater warming condition.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates a greater warming condition.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the greatest warming condition.

This is a high resolution print still that illustrates the greatest warming condition.



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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab


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