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Images of Antarctic Ice Shelves
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Cryology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restriction Information Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-097
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ted Scambos
University of Colorado Boulder

Author: University of Colorado Boulder

Author: Jennifer Bohlander
University Colorado Boulder