Retreating glacier south of Mt. Pendleton in Denali National Park, Alaska, with runoff from glacial melt seen in the foreground. Photo: Dennis G. Dye, U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain.

The Use of Gravimetry Satellites for Measuring Ice and Sea Level Change

Mark Altaweel

Satellites now allow researchers to make more accurate mass measurements to large areas covered by ice and understand the effects of snow and ice melt on sea level change.