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NASA maps the winter pace of Iceland’s glaciers

Map of Iceland shows the flight path (red lines) for a single flight to map flow speeds across two ice caps with the UAVSAR instrument. Image Credit: CaltechIceland: A high-precision radar instrument from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has been deployed to create detailed maps in Iceland. The radar instrument will monitor the glaciers movement during winter season. This will help scientists better understand some of the most basic processes involved in melting glaciers, which are major contributors to rising sea levels. The JPL-developed instrument, which flies on a NASA research aircraft, departed from NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, California.

Source: NASA