Contact: Marc Airhart
University of Texas at Austin
Caption: Pairs of Landsat satellite images showing changes in ice shelf margins in the eastern Amundsen Sea Embayment in West Antarctica between 1972 and 2011. The striping visible in the 2011 images is due to an unrepaired malfunction in the Landsat-7 platform that occurred in 2003.
Credit: Joseph MacGregor (University of Texas at Austin/Institute for Geophysics)
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