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Ice flow velocity in Antarctica calculated using satellite imagery

US: Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found a new technique to track the environmental health of Antarctica, by following the melting of ice. The researchers collected data on Antarctica”s ice motion using remote sensing images taken by satellites. They calculated the ice flow velocity because the rate at which the ice moves is directly proportional to its rate of loss. The researchers hope to get a better understanding of the process of ice motion by calculating the velocity at different intervals, and intend to predict the alterations that would occur across this province of penguins.

Source: Science World Report