Scientists track Greenland's melting ice sheets with 'icepod' - video

As the ice sheets on Greenland melt, scientists are developing an icepod that can measure and photograph the effects of climate change. The Icepod, which is attached to a transport plane, consists of laser, radar, infrared and photographic sensors that provide a comprehensive picture of ice-sheet dynamics. The melting of Greenland's on-land ice is the leading contributor to sea-level rise.

Transport and accommodation for Suzanne Goldenberg's trip was sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The 109th airlift wing of the New York Air National Guard provided co-ordination and support


Ian Cheney and Suzanne Goldenberg

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