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Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Melting of Greenland's Icecap, 2004-2014

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Tuesday, February 9, 2016/Categories: natural history, video, space science, sustainability, environment

Greenland Icecap (credit: Wikipedia)

Using satellite data of Greenland gathered by the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), NASA has animated the icecap measurements.

The GRACE mission consists of two satellites flying in polar orbits making detailed measurements of the Earth's gravitational field. Launched in 2002, the mission has provided a continuous record of changes in the Earth's ice sheets, including Greenlands. The NASA animation shows these changes between 2004-2014. A color scale was applied where blue values indicate an increase in the ice mass while red indicates a decrease. 

Here is climate change visualized in 'real time':

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