Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Tour of the Cryosphere: Antarctica

NASA's A Tour of the Cryosphere is an animation that provides an overview of Earth's frozen surfaces using satellite observations and details the impact that recent cryospheric changes are making on our planet.

The 5 minute animation begins in Antarctica, showing some unique features of the Antarctic landscape found nowhere else on earth. Ice shelves, ice streams, glaciers, and the formation of massive icebergs can be seen clearly in the flyover of the Landsat Image Mosaic of Antarctica.

Still images of Antarctica, along with images from the collapse of the Larsen iceshelf are also available for download.

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