Earth  ID: 2482

Byrd Glacier Exhibit

A physical model of this visualization is on display at the National Geographic Explorers Hall Museum in Washington D.C.
'Byrd Glacier plunges through a deep valley in the Transatlantic Mountains and onto the Ross Ice Shelf, dropping more than 4,300 feet over a distance of 112 miles. It remains a distinct ice stream all the way to the edge of the shelf, some 260 miles from the foot of the mountains to the open sea.' -National Geographic Magazine, February 2002

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Bob Bindschadler (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ken Jezek (Ohio State University): Scientist
National Geographic Society: Writer
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, U.S. Geological Survey, Byrd Polar Research Center - The Ohio State University, Canadian Space Agency, RADARSAT International Inc.

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Data Used:
7.5-Minute DEM
Model - USGS - 2001/03/22
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GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
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

Places you might have seen this:
National Geographic Magazine February 2002 Antarctica Map Supplement, RADARSAT-1 Annual Review 2001-2002