The above image of Antarctica is a composition of of 3,150 satellite very high resolution pictures, will help scientists to know what our shrinking southern continent looks like.
All Images credit RADARSAT-2, © MacDONALD, DETTWILER AND ASSOCIATES LTD.
The mosaic of the images created by MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates, which manages the RADARSAT-2 satellite on behalf of the Canadian Space Agency, can be used by scientists to understand what’s happening with climate change.
They’re hosted by the Canadian Cryospheric Information Network, at the University of Waterloo, which maintains the Polar Data Catalogue, a hub for several sets of polar data.
“Looking at Antarctica from space gives us so much more information than we could ever get from the ground,” says Julie Friddell, CCIN’s information services and science manager. “The images can tell us what is happening in places that we have never seen and may not see for a long time.”