Ice Caps and Sea Levels
Below are a series of satelitte images with questions that will help you develop a better understanding of ice caps and sea levels.
Image 1: Crack in the Pine Glacier
What do you predict will happen to the glacier because of its major crack?
Hoe does this relate to the process of melting ice caps and sea levels?
Image 2: Sea Ice and Icebergs off East Antarctica
Can you define any of the different types of ice that are labeled in this image: fast ice, frazil, and nilas?
Discuss your findings and thoughts on NASATalk.
For more information about this image this image, go to Featured Data: Sea Ice and Icebergs off East Antarctica.
Image 3: Melt Ponds, Petermann Ice Island
This ice island has streams and pools of water on its surface, how do you think this occurs?
Image 4: Polynya off Antarctic Coast
Sometimes open water appears in places where sea ice should occur. Why does this happen?
Image 5: Franz Josef Land
Franz Josef Land is an archipelago of how many islands? Take your best guess!