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Scientists eager to renew global ice measurements with ICESat 2 mission


Scientists eager to renew global ice measurements with ICESat 2 mission The satellite awaiting launch early Saturday from California aboard the final flight of the venerable Delta 2 rocket should allow scientists to more precisely track changes in our planet’s ice sheets, using six green laser beams to chart the height and slope of polar ice and glaciers, providing a key input into climate change research. Researchers who plan to analyze data from the new satellite say a better understanding of Earth’s ice will help them learn about our planet’s changing climate, and help predict how melting ice will contribute to rising sea levels.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Sep 15)

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