Antarctic Land Ice Height Change as Measured by ICESat and ICESat-2

antarctic land ice height change as measured by icesat and icesat 2

This visualization depicts changes in Antarctic land ice thickness as measured by the ICESat (2003-2009) and ICESat-2 (2018-) satellites. The camera zooms into a region near the Kamb ice stream to compare ICESat and ICESat-2 beam tracks. The beam intersections are highlighted to explain how the data at these points are used to measure how land ice has changed over time. After exploring a few regions in detail, the camera moves out to a global view and an ocean temperature dataset is revealed. Download the video:

Updated: August 6, 2020 — 6:06 am

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