MODIS Mosaic of Antarctica (MOA) Image Map

Blue Ice and Coarse Snow: The Queen Fabiola Mountains in East Antarctica

Blue ice and coarse snow in the Queen Fabiola Mountains

Generated by combining the snow-grain-size image and the high-pass filtered Band 1 image in a Hue-Lightness-Saturation (HLS) transformation, this image shows the site of a very large accumulation of meteorites deposited by ice flow and ablation on the blue ice surface.