These <a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer</a> (MODIS) images from July and August 2002 show the summer thaw around Ellesmere Island, Canada, (west) and northwest Greenland (east). As summer progression, the snow retreats from the coastlines, exposing the bare, rocky ground, and seasonal sea ice melts in fjords and inlets. Between the two landmasses, the Nares Strait joins the Arctic Ocean (north) to Baffin Bay (south). Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 8/2/02. Data End Date: 8/2/02.