Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Ice-Island-Calves-off-Petermann-Glacier-27MZIFIKTSXR.htmlConceptually similarPetermann Glacier Before CalvingGP025K2Completed★★★★Ice Island Calves off Petermann GlacierGP025K3Completed★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP03EDCompleted★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP0FECCompleted★★★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP0HDYCompleted★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP08JJCompleted★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP0IEYCompleted★★★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP0X9UCompleted★★★★Icebergs in GreenlandGP01AN5Completed★★★★View AllGP025K1Ice Island Calves off Petermann GlacierAfter breaking off the Petermann Glacier six days earlier, a massive ice island floats slowly down the fjord toward the Nares Strait. The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this false-color image of the ice island on August 11, 2010. In this image, ice is light blue, water is nearly black, and clouds are nearly white. Although a bank of thin clouds hovers over the fjord, the southernmost margin of the ice island is still visible. Toward the north, the leading edge of the ice island retains the same shape it had days earlier, at the time of the initial calving.Locations:Greenland-Petermann Glacier-Western GreenlandDate:11 Aug, 2010Credit:© NASA / Jesse AllenMaximum size:3000px X 3000pxRestrictions:IMAGE IS IN PUBLIC DOMAIN. NO SALES. CAN BE DISTRIBUTED FREELY SUBJECT TO NASA's Earth Observatory image use policy:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ImageUse/Keywords:Aerial view-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Glacier melt-Glaciers-Ice-KWCI (GPI)-NASA-Public Domain (license type)-Satellite ImagesShoot:Satellite Images of Petermann GlacierImages taken from the NASA site, Earth Observatory, which show the iceberg calved off the Petermann glacier. The iceberg broke away on the 5th August 2010 and these pictures were taken on the days leading up to and after the event.