CryoSat Measures Arctic Ice Thickness With Impressive Speed, Accuracy

April 20, 2015 3:34 AM

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The European Space Agency's ice mission has become the first to show Arctic sea ice thickness in almost real time to aid maritime activities.

CryoSat has now delivered complete maps of sea ice thickness, which strongly indicates the effect of global warming, ESA reported. The satellite boasts radar that can "see through" clouds in pitch darkness, allowing it to get an ultra-accurate sea ice measurement. New technology also allows this dat...

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