Ice shelf appears flat

Ice shelf appears flat

Released

11/10/2017 10:00 am

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N. Gourmelen

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Antarctic ice shelves may appear flat to the naked eye, but there can be huge changes going on underneath. Scientists have discovered that there are huge canyons cutting through the underbelly of these shelves, potentially making them even more fragile. Thanks to the CryoSat and Sentinel-1 missions, new light is being shed on this hidden phenomenon.

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