Melting land ice in Greeland and Antarctica
In late February 2008, the Wilkins Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula disintegrated, signaling warming temperatures in the region. The disintegration was captured by sensors on NASA satellites.
The Feb. 28, 2008 image pictured above was taken just before the breakup and shows the ice shelf intact.
The March 17, 2008 image pictured below shows the remnants of the ice shelf becoming frozen in place by surrounding seawater.