Global Ice Albedo ALTERNATE

  • Released Monday, September 17th, 2007
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM
  • ID: 20116

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.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab