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A Satellite Scientist Visits the Ice, Alaska 2016

05.26.2016
Walt Meier is heading to Barrow, Alaska – the northernmost point in the United States at 71 degrees N latitude – to partake in a unique project.
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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.

For further information, data, research, and other resources, see Cryospheric Sciences Research.

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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 Office of Communications at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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