Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NASA's Global Ice Viewer

NASA's Global Ice Viewer enables viewers to see how climate change has affected glaciers, sea ice, and continental ice sheets by focusing on Greenland, the Arctic and Antarctica.

Visit Antarctica to learn about the continent's major ice shelves, ice flow and extent of sea ice which is actually increasing!

This is a good time to remind you that you will want to be sure to distinguish between the Antarctic Ice Sheet - glacial ice - which is losing volume and Antarctic sea ice - frozen seawater - which is expanding. Two recent NASA articles may be of interest:

NASA study examines Antarctic sea ice increases

Ice sheet loss at both poles increasing, study finds

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