Fascinating NASA time lapse video of cryosphere

NASA has recently updated parts of their time lapse satellite tour of the earth’s cryosphere, using state of the art computer animation.  Below is an excerpt from their press release…

“The term cryosphere refers collectively to the portions of the earth where water is in solid form, including snow cover, floating ice, glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets, seasonally frozen ground and perennially frozen ground (permafrost), according to the NSIDC.

The Tour of the Cryosphere 2009″ combines satellite imagery and state-of-the-art computer animation software to create a fact-filled and visually stunning tour that shows viewers the icy reaches of Antarctica, the glacier-pocked regions along the Andes Mountains, the winter snows of the American West, the drifting expanse of polar sea ice, and the shrinking Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland.”


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