Measuring Polar Ice

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The Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers join forces to measure ice on land and sea in order to understand and respond to dwindling polar ice, which is being given increasing importance at global climate discussions, including strategies to mitigate and adapt to change.

Unequivocal evidence of changing polar ice comes largely from satellites, such as ESA’s CryoSat.

Caption: Twin Otter airplane taking off in snowstorm heading for Greenland to start an ice measurement campaign in the Arctic. (Photo Credit: ESA)

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