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NASA: Greenland’s Ice Layers Mapped in 3D

Peering into the thousands of frozen layers inside Greenland’s ice sheet is like looking back in time. Each layer provides a record of not only snowfall and melting events, but what the Earth’s climate was like at the dawn of civilization, or during the last ice age, or during an ancient period of warmth similar …

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NASA: Arctic Sea Ice Reaches 2014 Minimum Extent

Sea ice acts as an air conditioner for the planet, reflecting energy from the sun. On September 17, the Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for 2014. At 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers), it’s the sixth lowest extent of the satellite record. With warmer temperatures and thinner, less resilient ice, the …

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NASA: West Antarctica Glaciers: Past the Point of No Return

A rapidly disappearing section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be on an unstoppable path to complete meltdown. The glaciers contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet (1.2 meters)  

Earth from Space: Ice in motion

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Fjords and ice streams along southern Greenland are featured in this edition.