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Canadian Space Agency publishes Antarctic Mosaic

The RADARSAT-2 Antarctica Mosaics and Tiles are now freely available

The Canadian Space Agency CSA in partnership with MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:44
latitude: 
43.4643
longitude: 
-80.5204

Akademik Shokalskiy: Satellites helped free trapped vessel in the Antarctic

Image by the satellite TerraSAR-X showing two vessels trapped in the Antarctic

The Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy was trapped for over a week in the Antarctic ice.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 13/01/2014 - 11:20
latitude: 
-82.8628
longitude: 
-135

Remote Sensing helps locate the Coldest Spot on Earth

Remote Sensing image showsing the coldest place on Earth

NASA's Landsat 8 satellite defined the coldest place on Earth - a high ridge in Antarctica on the East Antarctic Plateau where temperatures in several hollows can dip below minus 133.6 degrees Fahr

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:21
latitude: 
-80.3704
longitude: 
77.3711

Antarctic: TerraSAR-X sees crack in Pine Island Glacier

PIG is the longest and fastest-flowing glacier in the western Antarctic

The DLR-operated TerraSAR-X Earth observation satellite has documented the gradual propagation of the first crack in the Pine Island Glacier (PIG) over a period of several months.

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 12/07/2013 - 11:04
latitude: 
-82.8628
longitude: 
-135

Sea Level Rise: NASA satellites help reveal glaciers' role

Antarctica seen from space

In a news release from 16 May 2013, NASA points out how two of its Earth Observation satellites - ICESat and GRACE - helped pinpoint the role of glaciers in global sea level rise: "A new study of g

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 17/05/2013 - 11:54
latitude: 
71.7069
longitude: 
-42.6043

Ozone Hole: Satellites show smallest size in ten years

Satellites show that the recent ozone hole over Antarctica was the smallest seen in the past decade.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 11:49
latitude: 
-82.8628
longitude: 
-135