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Operation IceBridge: Back to Bellingshausen and the Peninsula

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

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

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

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.

USS Constellation and Thurston Island: Nov. 5

NASA’s Operation IceBridge collected some rare images on a flight out of Punta Arenas, Chile on Nov. 5, 2014, on a science flight over western Antarctica.
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Operation IceBridge: Antarctic 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

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

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