20 de Abril 2006
Glacier Melt in Google Earth
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) has released a web site called "The State of the Cryosphere". The word "cryosphere" refers to low-temperature elements of weather such as ice and snow and includes sea ice, freshwater ice, snow, glaciers, frozen ground and permafrost. As most people are aware, we appear to be in a period of global warming and many parts of these frozen domains are melting. The NSIDC was formed in part by NOAA and has created this web site to help inform the public.
Recently the NSIDC has added a Google Earth file showing some of their data including links to snow and ice, permafrost and glacier data sets. You can see they have a few photographic pairs showing glaciers from a few decades ago, and photos now. The amount of glacial melt is astounding. The glaciers viewed from within Google Earth's satellite photos using the 3D panning and tilting gives you some unique perspectives. Via OgleEarth.
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