19 Aug '11, 3pm

NASA Reveals the First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flows (Video): Image via video screengrab NASA has release...

NASA's map is not only fascinating to watch, but also will be important for tracking future sea-level rise due to climate change, according to a press release . "This is like seeing a map of all the oceans' currents for the first time. It's a game changer for glaciology," said Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the University of California (UC), Irvine. "We are seeing amazing flows from the heart of the continent that had never been described before." The map was created by combining literally billions of data points from satellites. The team eliminated cloud cover, solar glare and land features so that only the glaciers were left. This was then put together like a puzzle and the result is this amazing animation -- and a few startling discoveries. They discovered a new ridge splitting the 5.4 million-square-mile landmass from east to w...

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1st ever complete map of Antarctica's ice flows...

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NASA's map is not only fascinating to watch, but also will be important for tracking future sea-level rise due to climate ...

Antarctic ice movement is fully mapped for the ...

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19 Aug 2011: Antarctic Ice Movement Is Fully Mapped for the First Time Scientists at the University of California, Irvine,...

First Map of Antartica’s Moving Ice [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Aug '11, 10pm

Ice moves. It flows in streams and channels. It creeps and compresses and deforms. We see it best perhaps in glaciers birt...

Mapping Antarctic Ice In Motion - New York Times (blog)

Mapping Antarctic Ice In Motion - New York Time...

green.blogs.nytimes.com 18 Aug '11, 9pm

NASA/J.P.L.-Caltech/U.C.I. The first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica, derived from radar...

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 19 Aug '11, 10pm

Puyehue Cordón Caulle Volcanic Complex emitted a pale plume of gas and ash on August 18, 2011. Activity started on June 4,...

Year-old Greenland ice island splits up near Newfoundland: NASA satellite image from Monday 8/22.

Year-old Greenland ice island splits up near Ne...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 23 Aug '11, 7pm

By the time the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead on August ...

One of the most beautiful #photos of a plankton...

treehugger.com 24 Aug '11, 3pm

A NASA satellite has sent down an image of a phytoplankton bloom stretching across the Barents Sea , located north of Norw...

Kaliningrad, Baltic Sea, Russia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Aug '11, 10pm

This photograph from the International Space Station captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kaliningrad, Rus...