Scientists at the U.K.'s University of Southampton built a climate change-monitoring sensor that can be airlifted by drone onto glaciers to measure the effects of global warning.
The researchers already have deployed two sensors on Icelandic glaciers to evaluate melting ice and its impact on rising sea levels.
Southampton's Kirk Martinez said the devices are sending daily data measuring the glaciers' changes in behavior and fluctuations in velocity.
"Glaciers are like the canaries [in the coal mine] as they provide us with a warning sign for climate change," explained Southampton's Jane K. Hart. "The sensors we are landing on the glaciers provide a new way of observing their behavior."
From University of Southampton (U.K.)
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