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Thick and Thin Ice in the Weddell Sea

New elevation measurements will give researchers an unprecedented understanding of the thickness of sea ice, which will be used to help improve climate modeling and forecasts.


NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using ICESat-2 data courtesy of Kaitlin Harbeck, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Story by Kathryn Hansen.

Published December 17, 2018
Data acquired October 17, 2018

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ICESat-2 > ATLAS