New map show ice sheets on the move
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New map shows Antarctic ice on the move

A team of scientists has created the most complete map of ice motion over the entire continent of Antarctica.

Built from images acquired by radar satellites, the visualisation details all the great glaciers and the smaller ice streams that feed them.

The map incorporates billions of radar data points collected over 15 years by satellites belonging to Europe, Canada and Japan.

Video courtesy of Nasa

  • 19 Aug 2011