This data visualization depicts the last 25 years of Antarctic land ice elevation change. Areas in red indicate land ice loss.
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Areas in blue are regions that saw land ice elevation gains. The camera starts with a view of the Earth and then flies down to Antarctica, where it pauses to watch the 25 years of data unfold.
Once the data reach the end of 2017, the camera then flies down over the western Antarctic coast and then backs up across the central region.