New satellites track how the poles are changing • Earth.com

New satellites track how the poles are changing

04-01-2018


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at two new satellites designed to track how Earth’s poles are changing.

Both satellite missions will specifically monitor how ice sheets are melting and shrinking. Over the last several decades, ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have rapidly lost ice mass. Scientists say that this could raise global sea level by 1 to 4 feet by 2100.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard

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