snow blankets the Greenland melt zone

at a time when melting should be in full force and precipitation should perhaps be liquid that solid, Sentinel-3 OLCI provides views of a snow blanketed western Greenland ice sheet ablation area.


(above) 5 July, 2017 1458 UTC, we see surface meltwater lakes poking through fresh snow and even some snow on land (NW quadrant of image).