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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA's ongoing exploration of Earth's poles with our international partners is yielding new discoveries about these critical regions of our dynamic planet and building the foundation for a new era of solar system science and exploration.

Website: http://www.nasa.gov/ipy

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

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

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