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25 years of global sea level data and counting

10 August 2017

The TOPEX-Posiedon satellite ascended into orbit in 1992, and ushered a new era of oceanography with the first highly accurate, global measurements of sea levels.

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Antarctica's Larsen C Iceberg

This TerraSAR-X image shows Antarctica's Larsen C iceberg on 22 July 2017. On 12 July, the detachment of this gigantic section of the Larsen C ice shelf, astonished the world and motivated scientists to carry out further experiments to investigate the stability of the ice-sheet.

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