Icy Surface of Adelaide Island, Antarctica67.1S 68.1W
Although it may be connected to Antarctica by an ice bridge, the large land mass on the left side of the image is in fact an island: Adelaide Island, also known as Isla Adelaida and Isla Belgrano. The island is mostly ice-covered, and is 75 miles (121 km) long and 20 miles (32 km) wide. Parts of the island, in particular the Fuchs Ice Piedmont – ice covering a coastal strip of low-lying land backed by mountains extending in a northeast–southwest direction along the entire west coast of the island – are being affected by climate change. Scientists have reported atmospheric warming causing inscreasingly early summer melting on the island, leading the snow-covered surface of the ice piedmont to deteriorate over the years.