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South Greenland peninsulas

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South Greenland peninsulas

There are two areas in southern Greenland where persistent fog and clouds apparently make it difficult to acquire high-quality satellite imagery. Google Earth's overall level of coverage of Greenland is excellent, considering the difficulties of satellite coverage of high-latitude regions, but there are a couple areas that are almost entirely obscured by clouds. This makes aerial shots of these areas, such as this one from Flickr user eteel, particularly welcome. This image shows a southward-looking view of a series of narrow peninsulas just northeast of Cape Farewell, Greenland's southern tip. Window smudges provide an ironic echo of Google's cloudy satellite view, but overall the shot provides sharp and clear details of the snow-covered mountains and swirling offshore ice patterns. The southernmost of these peninsulas, just right of center at the top of the image, is called Kangeq.


Photos taken: March 3, 2007

Photos by: eteel

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