Earth  ID: 12444

Landsat's Global View of Ice Velocity

Ice from glaciers constantly flows into the ocean, but the speed the ice moves at changes. Landsat 8 provides near-real-time mapping of ice speed in nearly all the world’s frozen regions. Information like ice speed helps scientists study our home planet and its vulnerability to rising seas.
 

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Kate Ramsayer (Telophase Corp.): Writer
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Producer
Kathryn Mersmann (USRA): Producer
Cindy Starr (GST): Animator
Twila Moon (University of Bristol): Scientist
Mark Fahnestock (University of Alaska): Scientist
Ted Scambos (NSIDC): Scientist
Alex S. Gardner (NASA/JPL CalTech): Scientist
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Missions:
Landsat
LDCM: Landsat Data Continuity Mission

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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Landsat
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Snow/Ice >> Ice Velocity
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0