[ Back to EurekAlert! ]

Contact: Kate Ramsayer
kate.d.ramsayer@nasa.gov
301-286-1742
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Melt Ponds

Caption: Melt ponds -- water pooled on sea ice and ice sheets -- absorb more heat and light than the surrounding bright ice, making it appear different to both people and Earth-observing satellites.

Credit: NASA/Katheryn Hansen

Usage Restrictions: None

Related news release: NASA's high-flying laser altimeter to check out summer sea ice and more


[ Back to EurekAlert! ]