TOOLS FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE ICE AND THE CLIMATE

This animation shows the flow of the Jakobshavn glacier and is narrated by Waleed Abdalati, head of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.


Tools for a better understanding of the ice and the climate

By greenland today 
20 APR 2012
The film show how the glaciers gradually receded, coming to a rest, and then begin to recede again, with a different speed.

Photos of the Jakobshavn glacier taken over the course of a year reveal how it’s breaking up.
Visualization
With satellite photos from space and time lapse photo of the coast near the mouth of glaciers, is clearly seen how the ice moves towards the sea, and icebergs are born.
A better understanding
It gives a better general understanding of the importance of the ice velocity and how the impact of this is on both glacier over time, and the influence of ice thickness in the fields towards the glaciers.
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Check out Discovery’s 3D globe <here>
Animation
With modern programs, Discovery created a 3D model of Earth on their website where you can see different climate scenarios as small movie layers, for example, the sea ice around the North Pole.
Earth in space
The model also shows the last 24 hours of cloud cover over the globe, jet streams and more. Not just exciting as if you yourself were sitting out in space looking at Earth, but also both practical and great for educational use.
Sources: New Scientist, World News Inc., Discovery, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
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