Fiber optics map temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet in unprecedented detail

Using fiber optic cables, scientists have developed a method to more accurately measure the temperature of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Tracking changes in huge masses of ice is key to understanding the effects of climate change on the planet, and researchers in Greenland have developed a new tool that takes the accuracy of such measurements to unprecedented levels. The technology uses a mix of fiber-optic cables and laser pulses to gain precise temperature readings from the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet all the way down to the bottom, offering a clearer picture of the changes taking place in the world’s second largest ice sheet.

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