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).
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC)
- Kelly Brunt (Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center/University of Maryland)
- Michael Studinger (NASA/GSFC)
- Jefferson Beck (KBRwyle)
- Rachel Kreutzinger (USRA)
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Datasets used in this visualization
Landsat-7 (Collected with the ETM+ sensor)
Dataset can be found at: http://landsat.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/wrs.htmlSee more visualizations using this data set
DMS Photogrammetry (Collected with the Digital Mapping System sensor)
NASA Ames Airborne Sensor Facility (DMS), Fireball International Services Corp., Cirrus Digital Systems
Landsat-7 LIMA (A.K.A. Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica) (Collected with the ETM+ sensor)
Mosaic | NASA/GSFC, British Antarctic Survey, USGS EROS Data Center
Mosaicing to avoid clouds produced a high quality, nearly cloud-free benchmark data set of Antarctica for the International Polar Year from images collected primarily during 1999-2003.
Dataset can be found at: http://lima.nasa.gov/See more visualizations using this data set
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