"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Petermania (XIX): Little Fluffy Clouds

After being clouded out yesterday, here is today's Terra imagery, from about mid-day local time, showing the latest situation of the Petermann Ice Island. The ice is essentially unmoved since 48 hours ago, still basically moored less than four kilometres off the coast of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula just outside St. Anthony:
Numerous, and large, meltwater ponds are visible in the full image (click to enlarge).

And, as can be even more clearly seen in beautiful false-colour infrared, the temporary "strait" which separates the ice island from the rock island is littered with "small" icebergs which have calved from it:
If you're looking for an excuse to drive the Viking Trail, it's a good one.

Source image: NASA/GSFC, Rapid Response



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