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Pine Island Glacier

In this section, we have learnt lots about Pine Island Glacier. It is very remote; 1,300km from the nearest continuously occupied research station. This means scientists have to use a range of equipment in order to be able to gather data about the glacier.


Flying over Pine Island Bay
Pine island glacier from space, Nasa
Pine Island Glacier on Sentinel 1A radar
Glaciology field camp on Pine Island glacier



Take the role of a newsreader who has joined the research team on Pine Island Glacier.

  • Present a short news report about the research taking place on Pine Island Glacier.

News reporter

Make sure you explain:

  • What the environment is like around you
  • What the scientists are trying to do on Pine Island Glacier
  • Why researching Pine Island Glacier is important