Huge Chunks of Melting Ice Captured by NASA Satellite
Summer means big changes and warm ups across the Northern Hemisphere, but nobody sees as drastic a change as the Arctic, as evidenced in this NASA image released this week.
In the photo, taken from NASA’s Aqua satellite on July 16th, you can see the clear blue seas off of the coast of Greenland in the Greenland Sea. In it, chunks of ice are being shaped by winds and cold air from interior Greenland is pushing the ice offshore, where it continues to melt as it mixes under the warmer air above the sea.
NASA says that 2015 is on track to be a low year for Arctic sea ice overall, and that the Arctic is two to three times more sensitive to temperature changes that Earth feels.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi