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NASA-funded researchers created the map using integrated radar observations from a consortium of international satellites.
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NASA Research Leads To First Complete Map Of Antarctic Ice Flow

Posted: Aug 19, 2011 06:22 pm EDT

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(Newsdesk) NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica. The map, which shows glaciers flowing thousands of miles from the continent's deep interior to its coast, will be critical for tracking future sea-level increases from climate change. The team created the map using integrated radar observations from a consortium of international satellites. "This is like seeing a map of all the oceans' currents for the first time. It's a game changer for glaciology,"...

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