View Full Version : Mission Sets Out to Map Southern Glaciers

2005-Sep-11, 09:02 AM
SUMMARY: An international team of scientists has set out on a three-week expedition to South America and Antarctica to survey glaciers to help determine the rate of climate change on Earth. They'll gather data using a specially configured DC-8 aircraft carrying a tool called the Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar. It scans the ground in multiple wavelengths, polarizations, and in interferometric modes to "see" through treetops, sand and snow pack and produce topographic models.

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