How NASA is tracking sea ice in Antarctica
Tue, Feb 28 2012 at 6:08 PM
It’s no secret that the planet’s glaciers are melting. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that sea levels have risen from 6 to 8 inches in the past 100 years. NASA has been mapping deteriorating glaciers in the Antarctic through the Operation IceBridge program, called “the largest airborne campaign ever,” over the world’s polar regions. Flying a DC-8, which deploys from Punta Arenas, Chile, NASA has mapped extremely remote areas of the Antarctic never traversed by people.