News tagged with laser altimeter

NASA image: Wonders in the Antarctic sky

In 43 hours across five science flights in late November 2013, NASA's P-3 research aircraft collected more than 20,000 kilometers (12,000 miles) worth of science data. Instruments gathered information about ...

dateMay 13, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New study maps Himalayan glacier behaviour

Glaciers are one of the largest reservoirs of freshwater on our planet, and their melting or growing is one of the best indicators of climate change. However, knowledge of glacier change has been hampered by lack of data, ...

dateAug 24, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Greenland's current loss of ice mass

The Greenland ice sheet continues to lose mass and thus contributes at about 0.7 millimeters per year to the currently observed sea level change of about 3 mm per year. This trend increases each year by a further 0.07 millimeters ...

dateMay 29, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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NASA map sees Earth's trees in a new light

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests. The map will help scientists better understand the role forests play in climate change and how their heights ...

dateFeb 20, 2012 in Environment
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Daybreak at Gale crater

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light.

dateAug 25, 2011 in Space Exploration
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