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Changing Seasons at the Bering Sea - Summer
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Changing Seasons at the Bering Sea - Summer
Bering Sea, North Pacific Ocean
August 2000
IMAGE 1: About 54 miles (90 kilometers) wide and 100 feet (30 meters) deep, the Bering Strait separates North America and Asia. The climate around the Bering Sea varies considerably with annual cycles. Photo 1, taken during late summer, shows the open sea. In photo 2, the Bering Sea is still ice-packed. In fact, snow and ice can remain for more than eight or nine months a year.
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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