close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

This is how Greenland's ice sheet looks from 40,000 feet!

Have you ever wondered of how a glacier looks from above? Well, thanks to a team of Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign that we get to witness the beautiful image of Greenland's ice sheet taken from 40, 000 feet.


This is how Greenland's ice sheet looks from 40,000 feet!
Image credit: NASA

New Delhi: Have you ever wondered of how a glacier looks from above? Well, thanks to a team of Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign that we get to witness the beautiful image of Greenland's ice sheet taken from 40, 000 feet.

OMG field campaign team is flying NASA’s G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet. The altitude provides a stunning view of one of the world’s two great ice sheets only on clear days.

The flight that flew over the northeast coastline on Saturday, March 26 was one of those clear days.

The OMG team is now just a few flights away from mapping glacier heights around the entire coast of Greenland.

OMG by investigating the extent to which the oceans are melting Greenland’s ice will pave the way for improved estimates of sea level rise . The team will also observe changing water temperatures and glaciers that reach the ocean around all of Greenland from 2015 to 2020.

(Source: NASA)

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions