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Archive for August 23rd, 2011

Structures in the Arctic

Arctic being cold and un-welcoming for human settlement, it has remained one of the most inhabitable places in the earth. That doesn’t mean human activities will not exist in the area. People have been living in the Arctic region for various activities including research, exploration, and oil drilling. These activities require job specific structures to […]

Antarctic ice flow mapped for the first time

A complete map showing the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica is prepared for the first time. Antarctica is huge and mapping is not easy task. The map is derived from radar interferometric data from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s ALOS PALSAR, the European Space Agency’s Envisat ASAR and ERS-1/2, and the Canadian […]