Antarctica 03/21/05

MODIS image of Antarctica

MODIS true color image (bands 1, 4, 3) of Antarctica, 21 March 2005.

Falling temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere mean growing ice in Antactica's Ross Sea, as shown in this true-color Aqua MODIS image from March 21, 2005. Sea ice continues to be blocked in McMurdo Sound by the B-15A iceberg, while the ice is now extending out into the open sea, hiding the deep black waters. Between B-15A is the oblong C-16 iceberg, which is to the left of the round B-15J iceberg. C-16, along with B-15A, is responsible for blocking much of the ice in the Sound.

Text and image courtesy of NASA's MODIS Land Rapid Response Team.