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Southern Patagonia Ice Field

Straddling the southern Andes Mountains in Chile and Argentina, these glaciers have thinned significantly in the past four decades.

Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-47324 was acquired on February 13, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 65 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 38 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, Jacobs at NASA-JSC.

Published March 3, 2014
Data acquired February 13, 2014

ISS > Digital Camera
Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Glaciers
Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
Astronaut Photography