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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

10.16.2014
NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice.

Final Flights for ARISE

10.07.2014
NASA researchers completed two more science flights over the Arctic, collecting valuable data in spite of uncooperative weather.

Q&A with NASA's Joey Comiso: What is Happening with Antarctic Sea Ice?

10.07.2014
NASA Goddard sea ice scientist talks about what might be causing the sea ice increases around Antarctica, and how to interpret this trend in light of increasing average global temperatures.

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

10.07.2014
Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record in the 1970s.

Preparing in the California Desert For Antarctic Flights

10.06.2014
At first glance a dry lake bed in the southern California desert seems like the last place to prepare to study ice...
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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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