News tagged with shelf ice

Image: Antarctic Peninsula ice flow

Successive radar images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1A satellite during December 2014 – March 2016 were used to create this spectacular map showing how fast the ice flows on the Antarctic Peninsula. The map was ...

dateMay 11, 2016 in Earth Sciences
shares15 comments 0

Antarctic ice safety band at risk

Antarctica is surrounded by huge ice shelves. New research, using ice velocity data from satellites such as ESA's heritage Envisat, has revealed that there is a critical point where these shelves act as a safety band, holding ...

dateFeb 09, 2016 in Environment
shares22 comments 0

Using LiDAR to shine a light on Ross Ice Shelf

As we closed out November the project team had completed 18 survey lines and 4 tie lines from a total of 9 flights, producing over 16,000 line km of data. The IcePod and team have been a working hard! The closing email for ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Earth Sciences
shares10 comments 0