Change in Elevation over Greenland with Alternate Color Scale

  • Released Friday, September 21, 2007
  • Updated Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 2:01PM
  • ID: 3460

Changes in the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are critical in quantifying forecasts for sea level rise. Since its launch in January 2003, the ICESat elevation satellite has been measuring the change in thickness of these ice sheets. This image of Greenland shows the changes in elevation over the Greenland ice sheet between 2003 and 2006, The white regions indicate a slight thickening, while the blue shades indicate a thinning of the ice sheet. Gray indicates areas where no change in elevation was measured.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).


This visualization is related to the following missions:

Datasets used in this visualization

ICESat (Collected with the GLAS sensor)
TRMM Monthly Average Precipitation (Collected with the PR and TMI sensor)
Nimbus-7 September Sea Ice Concentration Anomaly (Collected with the SSMR sensor)

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