Earth  ID: 1256

Greenland: Full West Coast (2nd render)

This animation shows the ice concentration in Greenland. The ice has decreased significantly (~50 cm/year) along the coast and increased slightly in the center (+2 cm/year). Researchers view this as yet another serious warning sign of the threat of global warming.

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Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Dorothy Hall (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Krabill, W., Abdalati, W., Frederick, E., Manizade, S., Martin, C., Sonntag, J., Swift, R., Thomas, R., Wright, W. and Yungel, J. 2000. Greenland ice sheet: High-elevation balance and peripheral thinning. Science 289: 428-430.

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Data Used:
Airplane/Airborne Topographic Mapper/Topography
1993/06-1993/07, 1994/05-1994/06, 1998/06-1998/07,1999/05, 1999/06-1999/07
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Dates of Data Used:
1993/06-1993/07, 1994/05-1994/06, 1998/06-1998/07,1999/05, 1999/06-1999/07

This item is part of this series:

DLESE >> Climatology
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Laser Altimeter
DLESE >> Physical geography
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
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