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i67_27112002_antarctica
i67_27112002_antarctica
A beautiful image of Antarctica.
Date:27/11/2002
RGB:MIRB3B0
i90_s06012004_Antarctica
i90_s06012004_Antarctica
A beautiful image of Antarctica.
Date:06/01/2004
RGB: B3 B2 B0
i91_06012004_Antarctica
i91_06012004_Antarctica
A beautiful image of Antarctica.
Date:06/01/2004
RGB: B3 B2 B0
i105_santarctica_2005vs2006
i105_santarctica_2005vs2006
Scientists suggest that the ice sheet's edges are most vulnerable to climate warming, below an example of the Antarctic melting ice. The left image dates from 2005 January 31th, the right one from 2006 January 30th.
Date: 30/01/2006
i108_sNoordpool_20070619
i108_sNoordpool_20070619
One day synthesis of the North pole.
Date : 19/06/2007
RGB : NIR-R-B
i129_Promo_Polar_Data
i129_Promo_Polar_Data
Within the framework of the International Polar Year 2007/2008, SPOT-VEGETATION captures images on a daily basis of the two Arctic and Antarctic Summers. The images, with a spatial resolution of 1x1km, contain a wealth of information on the two poles. Ice drift, the retreat of Sea Ice, and other phenomena visible on a larger scale, can be monitored on a daily basis. Interested in these data? They are free of charge for scientific users upon simple request. All standard products can be ordered: P, S1 and S10’s for the whole region or a specific area of interest.

For more information regarding these data, please contact the CTIV.
i141_WilkinsIceShelf
i141_WilkinsIceShelf
A huge Antarctic ice shelf is on the brink of collapse with just a sliver of ice holding it in place, the latest victim of global warming that is altering maps of the frozen continent. The flat-topped shelf has an area of thousands of square kilometers, jutting 20 meters (65 ft) out of the sea off the Antarctic Peninsula. But it is held together only by an ever-thinning 40-km (25-mile) strip of ice that has eroded to an hour-glass shape just 500 meters wide at its narrowest. The sequence of images below shows the retreat of the ice from November 2008 till February 2009.