Saturday, April 4, 2009

Earth Observation in Antactica

Breaking The Ice in Antarctica

Credit: ESA (Annotations by A. Humbert, Münster University)
Click on the image for a larger view of the rift in the ice bridge supporting Wilkins Ice Shelf in Antarctica.

Credits: ESA

This map is showing break-up events of Larsen-B and Wilkins ice shelves, as observed by Envisat, in Antarctica.

Earth observation from space is a powerful tool when we try to understand what happens to our planet. I'm so fond of the concept of getting accurate data that will improve our Earth models. The more the merrier - the better will our predictions be. A real money saver, if you ask me. :-)

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