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What's Under All That Ice?

What's Under All That Ice?

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Categories: natural history, video, space science, sustainability, art and design, environment, climate change

                     Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier Calving, Greenland (credit: USGS, Landsat-8)

Greenland is covered in ice and in some places it is 2 miles thick. Greenland's ice also melting at an increasing rate. Within the past decade new satelites with radar, robotic sensors, and aerial monitors have been able to peer though the ice and see the landscape looks like hidden underneath. The resulting maps and measurements have created a revolution in "ice science" (glaciology).

Anyone living near a coast, will be interested in what is happening on Greenland as NASA scientist Kristin Poinar explains:

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