Satellite system tracks glaciers’ flow in real time

Greenland’s Steenstrup Glacier. NASA/John Sonntag (2016)

Nature has reported on the Global Land Ice Velocity Extraction project (GoLIVE), recently announced at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016. This NASA-funded project uses perpetual data from the Landsat 8 satellite to monitor glaciers and ice sheets. The news source asked PSC Glaciologist Ian Joughin for comment.

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