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ASAR looks at the Antarctic Peninsula
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- Title ASAR looks at the Antarctic Peninsula
- Released 06/06/2002 10:49 am
- Copyright ESA
One of the first photos taken by Envisat, ESA's Earth observation satellite in March 2002 - the collapse of the Larsen B ice shelf observed on 18 March 2002.
Over the last decade ERS-1 and -2 have been monitoring changes in the region. Together with ERS data, this image (orbit 250) documents the 100 km retreat of the Larsen B ice shelf. The break-up has now reched the rock faces of the Peninsula itself. Envisat's ASAR will make regular all-weather observations and enable detailed studies of the extent, surface motion and surface melt of all the ice shelves around Antarctica.