• ES Picture of the Day 13 2020

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    EPOD - a service of USRA

    The Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) highlights the diverse processes and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory
    captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The
    community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and
    relevant links.

    Archive - Lago Grey Icebergs

    December 12, 2020


    Every weekend we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD
    was originally published December 11, 2003.

    Provided and copyright by: Drew Patrick
    Summary author: Drew Patrick

    The photo above was taken from an island in Lago (Lake) Grey, Torres
    del Paine National Park, Patagonia, Chile. In the background, the Grey
    Glacier can be seen spilling into the lake. The relatively warm
    temperatures on this day resulted in several of these icebergs calving
    right in front of us - making an unmistakable sound. In general, the
    glaciers in southern Chile have been receding during the last two
    decades. The blue to green colors seen in many icebergs results from
    the myriad ice crystals more effectively absorbing the longer
    wavelengths of light (reds and yellows) than the shorter (blue and
    green) wavelengths.

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    Cryosphere Links

    * Guide to Frost
    * What is the Cryosphere?
    * Bentley Snow Crystals
    * Glaciers of the World
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    * The National Snow and Ice Data Center Google Earth Images
    * Snow and Ice Crystals

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