Satellite helps scientists discover ice melts

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New Data from Space is helping scientists better identify the changes in the earth’s ice sheets.

The information was published in the journal of science, https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/04/29/science.aaz5845

Researchers created a map from data gathered using NASA’s  ICESat and ICESat-2 (Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2). It found increasing melting on Antarctic ice shelves.

The satellite also observed Greenland and found surface melt on the coast.

Researches say they were able to create a crisp picture and better understanding of the changes in the arctic.

 

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