Earth  ID: 11361

Warm Ocean Melting Pine Island Glacier

For five years an international team of experts, led by NASA emeritus glaciologist Robert Bindschadler and funded by the National Science Foundation and NASA, planned and orchestrated a mission to drill through the floating ice shelf of the Pine Island Glacier. Finally they persevered over harsh weather conditions, a short Antarctic field season, and the remote location of the glacier, and installed a variety of instruments to measure the properties of the ocean water below the ice shelf.

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Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Producer
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