Earth  ID: 13441

Operation IceBridge - Pine Island Glacier

Pine Island Glacier is one of many outlet glaciers around the perimeter of Antarctica, but observations have shown that this glacier is worth extra attention. It is, along with neighboring Thwaites Glacier, one of the main pathways for ice entering the Amundsen Sea from the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and one the fastest-retreating glaciers in Antarctica. Collectively, the region contains enough vulnerable ice to raise global sea level by 1.2 meters (4 feet).

Operation IceBridge routinely surveyed the glacier during its annual missions over the continent.











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Credits

Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
John Sonntag (EGG): Project Scientist
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Operation IceBridge

Keywords:
SVS >> Antarctic
SVS >> Antarctic Ice Sheet
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Pine Island Glacier
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets >> Ice Sheets
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
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