Temperature Trends in Antarctica
This image shows warming of the Antartctic ice-sheet surface inland of the Antarctic Peninsula. This warming is significantly higher than previously reported, exceeding 0.1 degree C per decade over the past 50 years, and is strongest in winter and spring. The image incorporates temperature data collected over a 50-year period from 1957 to 2006. Surface color is derived from low-resolution LIMA data, while topography is from a RADARSAT 200m DEM. The ice cover is derived from 12-km AMSR-E data taken on 5/14/08.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Trent L. Schindler (USRA) [Lead]
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Papers used in this visualization
Nature 457, 459-462 (22 January 2008)