Arctic images declassified

High-resolution photos could provide detailed information about changes in sea ice

12:25pm, July 15, 2009

Hundreds of high-resolution satellite photos of the Arctic sea ice taken during the past 10 years should be immediately declassified and released to the scientific research community, the National Research Council reported on July 15. Shortly after, the United States Geological Survey made about a thousand of the images available to the public through the Global Fiducials Library.

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