Friday, 23 February 2018

NASA study highlights Antarctic ice flow changes.

NASA has completed a study that took massive amounts of satellite data to give a clear picture of how Antarctic ice flow into the ocean has changed. According to the study, the information gives the clearest picture yet of how ice loss is accelerating in the region. NASA says that the findings confirm that ice loss is accelerating from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

NASA used a computer-vision technique that compiled data from thousands of satellite images to give a very precise reading of the changes in ice-sheet motion. This work is expected to provide a baseline for future measurements of ice change in the Antarctic. The data can also be used to validate numerical ice sheet models that predict sea levels.

By Shane McGlaun.
Full story at Slash Gear.

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