MODIS true color image of Greenland, 26 July 2004.
Broken ice floats in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Greenland in this true-color Terra MODIS image from July 26, 2004. Warmer summer temperatures melt the snow and ice from the low coastal areas along the fjords, allowing the brown, vegetation-free earth to show through. Ice still clogs the fjords themselves, looking like thick arms of white dividing Greenland's coastline into jigsaw-puzzle shapes.
Text and image courtesy of NASA's MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.