Greenland


GIS Data

Using 200 million measurements collected by ESA’s CryoSat mission between January 2011 and January 2014, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany have discovered that the Antarctic ice sheet is shrinking in volume by 125 cubic kilometres a year. The study, which was published in a paper published on 20 August 2014 in the European Geosciences Union’s Cryosphere journal, also showed that Greenland is losing about 375 cubic kilometres a yearUsing 200 million measurements collected by ESA’s CryoSat mission between January 2011 and January 2014, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany have discovered that the Antarctic ice sheet is shrinking in volume by 125 cubic kilometres a year. The study, which was published in a paper published on 20 August 2014 in the European Geosciences Union’s Cryosphere journal, also showed that Greenland is losing about 375 cubic kilometers a year. Source: Helm et al., The Cryosphere, 2014

CryoSat Shows Record Loss of Polar Ice

Scientists concerned about climate change are closely monitoring the thickness of polar sea ice. For many years, ice cover has been deemed a significant gauge of global warming’s impact on the Earth. The loss of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica could speed up the rate of global warming, […]

Maps and Cartography

Times Atlas' depiction of Eastern Greenland's ice cover as compared to the ice cover as seen via a MODIS satellite image.Times Atlas' depiction of Eastern Greenland's ice cover as compared to the ice cover as seen via a MODIS satellite image.

Times Atlas Greenland Map Error

When the thirteenth edition of the Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World was recently released including changes to the depiction of ice cover in Greenland based on its interpretation of data from US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).   A brouhaha ensued over those changes to the map of Greenland, which […]

GIS Learning

GIS News: Greenland Ice Thickness, OpenDataPhilly now Open Source

GIS News: Greenland Ice Thickness, OpenDataPhilly now Open Source

The latest GIS industry news roundup includes an image of Greenland’s ice sheet from ESA’s Image of the Week series, Azavea has released the code of the OpenDataPhilly.org project which is now available as open source software, and the OGC has completed its Special Activity Airspace (SAA) Dissemination Pilot.  Digital Map Products, Cityworks, eSpatial, […]