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World Geography

5 Months ago

NASA space laser missions map 16 years of ice sheet loss: Ice loss from Antarctica and Greenland account for roughly a half-inch of sea level rise between 2003 and 2019

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.

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