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Flying through the Rift: An update on the crack in the P.I.G.

NASA's DC-8 flew over the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf on Oct. 14, 2011, as part of Operation IceBridge. A large, long-running crack was plainly visible across the ice shelf. The DC-8 took off on Oct. 26, 2011, to collect more data on the ice shelf and the crack. The area beyond the crack that could calve in the coming months covers about 310 square miles (800 sq. km).


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http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=77266


Credits

Jefferson Beck (USRA): Producer
Rachel Kreutzinger (USRA): Producer
Michael Studinger (UMD): Scientist
Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Kelly Brunt (Morgan State University): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Landsat

Data Used:
Landsat-7/ETM+
Landsat-7/ETM+/Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica
Digital Mapping System

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Keywords:
SVS >> Antarctic Ice
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Glacier
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Airplane
SVS >> Hyperwall
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
NASA Science >> Earth