NASA’s high-flying laser altimeter to check out summer sea ice and more

11 julio 2014

Sea ice in summer looks dramatically different than sea ice in winter, even in the polar Arctic. Summer snowmelt, pools of water on thinning ice and exposed ocean replace vast winter expanses of white snow-covered ice — and this weekend NASA’s high-flying laser altimeter begins a campaign to investigate these features.
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