Ocean Color Image Gallery


Ice Gouges in the Caspian Sea

These lines on the floor of the Caspian Sea in the Tyuleniy Archipelago were gouged out by ice. The scene was recorded by Landsat 8 / OLI on April 6, 2016. Below is a comparison of the April 6 data with a Landsat 8 scene collected two and a half months earlier. The ice chunks that caused some of the gouges are clearly visible.

comparison of ice-covered and ice-free Tyuleniy Archipelago
A large version of the January 17, 2016 Landsat 8 scene is also available.