Greenland’s Zachariæ Isstrøm entered a phase of accelerated retreat in 2012, and by 2015 the glacier was losing 5 billion tons of ice per year. This time series shows the glacier’s retreat during the 2015 melt season. The animation is composed of 26 natural-color images, acquired from May 19 through October 1, 2015, with Operational Land Imager on Landsat 8. Read more at

Leave your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *