NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
- Visualizations by:
- Trent L. Schindler
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The result illustrates that zones of enhanced motion take their source far into the interior regions of Antarctica, at the foothills of the ridges formed by the ice tops of the continent. This pattern of motion has never been observed on that scale before. These observations have vast implications on our understanding of the flow of ice sheets and how they might respond to climate change in the future and contribute to sea level change.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
The satellite data used in this visualization comes from CSA, JAXA and ESA after it is processed by a NASA Research Team at UC Irvine.
- Trent L. Schindler (USRA) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC)
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC)
- Bernd Scheuchl (University of California, Irvine)
- Eric J. Rignot (NASA/JPL CalTech)
- Alan Buis (NASA/JPL CalTech)
- Janet H. Wilson (University of California, Irvine)
- Whitney B Clavin (NASA/JPL CalTech)
- Jeremie Mouginot (University of California, Irvine)
Datasets used in this visualization
Landsat-7 LIMA (A.K.A. Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica) (Collected with the ETM+ sensor)
Mosaicing to avoid clouds produced a high quality, nearly cloud-free benchmark data set of Antarctica for the International Polar Year from images collected primarily during 1999-2003.
Dataset can be found at: http://lima.nasa.gov/See more visualizations using this data set
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