A 40 year sequence of Landsat images
showing the dry Texas panhandle near the
town of Dalhart. thumbnail: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010900/a010967/Dalhart_TX_timelapse_20120421_gal.png
An international team of researchers has combined satellite imagery and climate and ocean records to obtain the most detailed understanding yet of how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – which contains enough ice to raise global sea level by 3.3 metres – is responding to climate change.