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NASA space laser missions map 16 years of ice sheet loss

May 3, 2020 - General

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.
Using data from the ICESat and ICESat-2 laser altimeters, scientists precisely measured how much ice has been lost
from ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland between 2003 and 2019. The Antarctic…

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