Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Icebergs never looked so beautiful

And, what with the global warming, we may be the last generation to see their breathtaking majesty.

Update 9/24:

OSLO (Reuters) – Scientists are surprised at how extensively coastal ice in Antarctica and Greenland is thinning, according to a study Wednesday that could help predict rising sea levels linked to climate change.

Analysis of millions of NASA satellite laser images showed the biggest loss of ice was caused by glaciers speeding up when they flowed into the sea, according to scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and Bristol University.

"We were surprised to see such a strong pattern of thinning glaciers across such large areas of coastline -- it's widespread and in some cases thinning extends hundreds of kilometers inland," said Hamish Pritchard of BAS who led the study.


Mike Goldman said...


ellroon said...

The photographer has an amazing eye, doesn't he?