Ice Albedo - Global View
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 the high definition version of the Ice Albedo-Global animation MPEG.
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 the greatest warming condition.
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab
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Datasets used in this visualization
Terra and Aqua Blue Marble Land CoverID: 510Collected with MODIS
Credit: The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).See all pages that use this dataset
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