The zest for decoding the mystery behind the Arctic continues to mark its existence. The Arctic ice sheet is usually known to have lower temperatures. It is much below the freezing point.
NASA scientists have recently flown over some of the coldest places on the globe. The trip around the world was executed to figure out the drastic effects of the climatic changes. The mission is named as the Ice Bridge. The survey will stretch for a span of six-months over the two hemispheres. Laser altimeters, plane-based lidars, and the satellites of the NASA will facilitate it. The laser altimeters are used to determine the distance to the earth’s surface; whereas the plane-based lidars are used to detect the faults.
John Sonntag, the photographer, sighted three holes in the vast ice sheet stretched over the entire Arctic region. The holes resembled the unicellular amoeba in their physical appearance. For the space lovers, NASA posted John’s snap in a monthly contest. It was entitled to the April 2018 Puzzler.
John snapped the photograph on April 14, 2018. Don Perovich quotes that. “Ice there in the Arctic is likely to thin, soft and mushy and somewhat pliable.”
It is being said that the occurrence of the three amoeba-shaped holes may be a natural phenomenon as the warmer bodies mark their presence in the Arctic zone.
Scientist Walt Meier of National Snow and Ice Data Center told the Mirror, that “lighter areas around the ice holes may be due to the waves of the water washing out over the snow and ice when the seals surface.”
It is no longer a whammy situation for John to snap the frozen phenomena. Before this sighting, he has captured many ice shelves in the past too. Therefore, he shares a vast portfolio of the natural icy events.