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Press Release 14-041
Unmanned aircraft successfully tested as tool for measuring changes in polar ice sheets

Boldly going where larger, human-piloted planes cannot, they promise to close a key gap in knowledge for climate modelers

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An unmanned aircraft

The UAS lands in Antarctica.

Credit: University of Kansas


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Eyes in the Sky: NSF-funded KU researchers successfully test unmanned aircraft system to measure and eventually predict exactly what's going on underneath Antarctic Ice Sheets.

Credit: NSF/University of Kansas


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