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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 Space Agency’s RADARSAT-2 spacecraft.

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The researchers funded by NASA overlaid the color-coded satellite data on Antarctica mosaic created with data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft.

Read more in NASA article.

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