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.


Image Dimensions: 1024 x 732

Date Taken:

Location Taken: AQ