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File:Ice Floes off the Northeastern Tip of Urup Island, Russia.jpg

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English: The north-eastern tip of the island and three small islands to the north-east are recognizable by their uniform cover of white snow and shadowing along the north-western coastlines. Sea ice that formed to the north in the Sea of Okhotsk has been piled up against the islands by prevailing north-westerly winds, forming an irregular mass connecting the islands (image centre). The orientation of patchy low clouds over Urup Island (image lower left) also suggests that north-westerly winds are present. Smaller ice floes are breaking off from the main ice mass at gaps between the islands and forming finger-like projections of ice fragments that extend to the south-east (image lower right). Surface winds may be channelled through these gaps and accelerated, hastening the breakup and movement of ice.
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Author Image captured by the NASA Expedition 23 crew

Image acquired with a Nikon D2Xs digital camera fitted with an 800 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. Center Point Latitude: 46.2 Center Point Longitude: 150.6 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude). Camera Tilt: 13 Camera Focal Length: 800mm Camera: N2: Nikon D2Xs Film: 4288E : 4288 x 2848 pixel CMOS sensor, RGBG imager color filter. Nadir Point Latitude: 46.4, Longitude: 151.3 (Negative numbers indicate south for latitude and west for longitude) Nadir to Photo Center Direction: West Sun Azimuth: 127 (Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point) Spacecraft Altitude: 183 nautical miles (339 km) Sun Elevation Angle: 35 (Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point).

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