Filchner Ice Shelf, Antarctica, 1973

Filchner Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Landsat 1 1973

Detailed Description

The Filchner Ice Shelf on the coast of Antarctica faces the Atlantic Ocean. This image was acquired November 11, 1973 by the Landsat 1 satellite. 

In the austral winter of 1986, the front edge of the Filchner Ice Shelf broke off into the sea, forming three large icebergs, named A22, A23, and A24. Visit Earthshots: Satellite Images of Environmental Change to read more about this area, and to learn how how satellite imagery is used to track change over time around the world.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1024 x 732

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Location Taken: AQ