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Press Releases & Feature Stories

IceBridge Campaign Closes with Four More Flights

11.24.2014
NASA’s Operation IceBridge completed four more surveys of the Antarctic, bringing the mission’s six-week-long field campaign to a close.

Operation IceBridge: Back to Bellingshausen and the Peninsula

11.19.2014
Researchers with NASA’s Operation IceBridge built on their success with more science flights over Antarctica, including two that weather conditions have been preventing since the campaign's start.

IceBridge Surveys More of West Antarctica

11.13.2014
IceBridge researchers continued their Antarctic work with a run of four flights in a row that targeted different science sites in western Antarctica.

Visitors Fly with NASA’s Operation IceBridge

11.12.2014
On Oct. 28, 2014, NASA’s Operation IceBridge hosted two high-profile visitors, U.S. Ambassador to Chile Michael Hammer and NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan.

A NASA Perspective: Four Decades of Sea Ice From Space: The Future

11.12.2014
Scientists have used satellites to observe the retreat of Arctic sea ice from above. But the bigger challenge – now and in the coming years – is understanding what is happening below.
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Laboratory News

Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 2014

10.27.2014
Nathan Kurtz, Sea Ice Scientist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, blogs from the Operation IceBridge 2014 Antarctic campaign.

Greenland Firn Aquifer Expedition: Season Two

03.19.2014
Dr. Ludovic Brucker returns to Greenland with team members to further monitor the firn aquifer.
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Overview

The Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory investigates Earth's ice cover and its connection to the rest of the climate system. Laboratory researchers combine comprehensive surface, aircraft, and satellite observations with sophisticated modeling to characterize the behavior of snow and ice and understand the processes at work.

We provide the scientific expertise needed to develop instrumentation and satellite missions. We develop research-quality datasets and work with the broader research community to ensure their effective use. In addition, Laboratory scientists use their expertise in remote sensing and ice physics to explore cryospheric processes on other solar system bodies

Contact Us

Thorsten Markus
301.614.5882
thorsten.markus-1@nasa.gov

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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