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NASA Research Leads to First Complete Map of Antarctic Ice Flow; Work is Crucial to Tracking Sea-Level Increases

8/23/2011 NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica. The map will be critical for tracking future sea-level increases from climate change. More

Arctic Ice Melt Could Temporarily Stabilize over Coming Decades

8/11/2011 Despite the rapid retreat of Arctic sea ice in recent years, the ice may temporarily stabilize or somewhat expand at times over the next few decades, new research indicates. More

Interactive: NASA's "Global Ice Viewer" Documents Cryosphere Changes

8/1/2011 Ice covers 10 percent of Earth’s surface, but is disappearing rapidly in many places. This website uses still photos, video and animations to document change in the high Arctic, Greenland and Antarctica.  More