Earth  ID: 13459

Operation IceBridge - Antarctic Fissures

Ice shelves are the floating parts of ice streams and glaciers, and they buttress the grounded ice behind them; when ice shelves collapse, the ice behind accelerates toward the ocean, where it then adds to sea level rise.

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Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Operation IceBridge

Keywords:
SVS >> Antarctic
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Land Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Cryospheric Indicators

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