Year of 2017

Matusevich Glacier in Antarctica

NASA satellites have taken numerous pictures of Matusevich Glacier on the coast of East Antarctica. The space agency uses the photos to help create a unified view of the ice-sheet volume and overall glacial health of Antarctica. Matusevich doesn’t push a significant amount of glacial ice into the ocean as it grows and recedes seasonally. But tracking it means scientists can compare the glacier’s movement to the more active movements of other glaciers on Antarctica.

Matusevich Glacier is a broad glacier about 50 nautical miles long, with a well developed glacier tongue, flowing to the coast of East Antarctica between the Lazarev Mountains and the northwestern extremity of the Wilson Hills.