Greenland: Pan to West Coast Area of Interest

  • Released Sunday, June 25th, 2000
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:58PM
  • ID: 1292

This animation shows the ice concentration in Greenland. The ice has decreased significantly (~50 cm/year) along the coast and increased slightly in the center (+2 cm/year). Researchers view this as yet another serious warning sign of the threat of global warming.

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Papers used in this visualization

Krabill, W., Abdalati, W., Frederick, E., Manizade, S., Martin, C., Sonntag, J., Swift, R., Thomas, R., Wright, W. and Yungel, J. 2000. Greenland ice sheet: High-elevation balance and peripheral thinning. Science 289: 428-430.

Datasets used in this visualization

  • Airplane Topography

    ID: 232
    Collected with Airborne Topographic Mapper 1993/06-1993/07, 1994/05-1994/06, 1998/06-1998/07,1999/05, 1999/06-1999/07

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