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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Arctic winter ice decline

Level: Upper-intermediate / B2

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The volume of Arctic winter sea ice continues to decline.
Read this article about it and answer the following questions:
1) Who operates Cryosat?
2) When are marine ice floes at their thickest?
3) When was Cryosat launched?
4) What is the part of the ice above the waterline called?
5) How high is Cryosat above the Earth?


Answers below!



ANSWERS!
1) The European Space Agency
2) March/April
3) 2010
4) Freeboard
5) 717km

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