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ATM Located on DC-8's Nadir Port

The Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) is located on the DC-8's nadir port. The instrument pulses laser light in circular scans on the ground, which reflect back to the aircraft and are converted into elevation maps of the ice surface. Credit: Jane Peterson, NSERC

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