Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves
http://nsidc.org/data/iceshelves_images/index.html

Ted Scambos, Jennifer Bohlander, University of Colorado Boulder, University Colorado Boulder


Changes in the extent and stability of ice shelves in the Antarctic Peninsula prompted National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) to begin a monitoring program using data from the their high resolution images, local area coverage and advanced very high resolution radiometer imagery. NSIDC regularly reviews images of those ice shelves considered susceptible to rapid change due to climatic warming. The images in this site represent a selected subset of the available scenes, generally the clearest and most informative scenes available. The scenes are derived from either the visible (vis) or thermal (temp) channels, enhanced by combining two channels using principal components processing. Images include 13 glaciers, ice shelves and bays in the Antarctic as well as locator maps and latitude and longitude grids.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, :Snow and Ice, Climate