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Copernicus Sentinel-3 provides new measurements of Antarctic Ice Sheet

08 March 2019

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An international group of scientists have published the first study using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-3 Delay-Doppler altimeter, to monitor Antarctic Ice Sheet change.

The Sentinel-3A satellite of the European Union's Copernicus Programme was launched on 16 February 2016, followed by Copernicus Sentinel-3B on 25 April 2018. Each satellite provides coverage up to a latitude of 81.35°, yielding regular, monthly observations of much of Earth's polar ice sheets.

Source: ESA

Image credit: CPOM/McMillan - Antarctic Iceberg

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