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Antarctica Is About To Be Studied, From The Underside

Determining the impact global warming has on the environment is a tough one. Experts know there is a significant impact on the planet, especially in the glaciers in Antarctica. Up until recently, calculating the severity of the impact has been very tough to measure.

Traditionally, scientists have studied places such as Antarctica from space using satellites such as NASA’s Grace. These satellite readings, although good at broader measurements, lack precision. The more precise method for measuring the shrinking ice shelf is from the surface itself. While much more accurate, with the 5.4 million square miles the ice surrounds, it’s tough to do on a large scale.

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