Creation Through the Lens, Day Two
Image ID: expl0405, Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Location: Beaufort Sea, North of Point Barrow, Alaska
Photographer: Katrin Iken
Credit: Hidden Ocean 2005 Expedition: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration.
Icefall, Lambert Glacier, Antarctica
Image taken 12/2/2000
The Lambert Glacier in Antarctica, is the world's largest glacier. The focal point of this image is an icefall that feeds into the Lambert glacier from the vast ice sheet covering the polar plateau. Ice flows like water, albeit much more slowly. Cracks can be seen in this icefall as it bends and twists on its slow-motion descent 1300 feet (400 meters) to the glacier below.
This Icefall can be found on Landsat 7 WRS Path 42 Row 133/134/135, center: -70.92, 69.15.
Von Karman Vortices
Image taken 7/4/2002 by Landsat 7
As air flows over and around objects in its path, spiraling eddies, known as Von Karman vortices, may form. The vortices in this image were created when prevailing winds sweeping east across the northern Pacific Ocean encountered Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
This image can be found on Landsat 7 Path 79 Row 23-24, center: 53.1 N, 170.4 W.
Whirlpool in the Air
Image taken 5/14/2001
This image shows a spinning formation of ice, clouds, and low-lying fog off the eastern coast of Greenland.
This Whirlpool can be found on Landsat 7 WRS Path 232 Row 16, center: 62.86, -40.89.
And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water." So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so. God called the expanse "sky." And there was evening, and there was morning - the second day.