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Caption: Princeton University researchers developed an enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth's surface via satellite that could provide a more accurate account of how geographic areas change as a result of natural and human factors. In a first application, the technique brought the complexities of Greenland's massive ice sheet into clearer focus. From 2003 to 2012, the ice sheet experienced patchy fluctuations in ice loss and gain, while the areas of greatest melt gradually migrated from the southeast to the northwest coast.
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