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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie

04.22.2014
NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.

Operation Ice Bridge: Once More to Jakobshavn

04.21.2014
Following two days of grounding due to weather, IceBridge researchers returned to surveying Greenland's ice with another survey of the Jakobshavn Glacier area.

IceBridge Mission Update: Snowy Start to Southwest

04.18.2014
Now in its sixth week, NASA's Operation IceBridge continued research on Arctic ice with two more flights out of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Arctic Sea Ice Maximum 2014

04.18.2014
Arctic sea ice reached its annual maximum on March 21, 2014. And while the year was not extraordinary—the fifth lowest extent in 36 years of satellite records—the trend continues to be.
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NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Public Events, Online Activities

04.18.2014
NASA will celebrate the 44th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety activities April 21-27 to engage the public in the agency’s mission to better understand and protect our home planet.
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Laboratory News

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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