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Press Releases & Feature Stories

NASA Support Key to Glacier Mapping Efforts

09.29.2014
Scientists using airborne radar recently mapped bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.

Bringing It All Together: Planning ARISE

09.24.2014
Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, day 9 of our deployment: We are currently sitting together in our mission support and flight planning room, next to the Thunderdome Hangar on base...

ARISE Continues Cloud and Ice Studies

09.24.2014
After a day on the ground for planning and aircraft maintenance, the ARISE research team continued their Alaska field campaign on Sept. 15 with series of five flights...

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record

09.22.2014
Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17.

Airborne Campaigns Focus on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

09.16.2014
As the Arctic’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying how rising temperatures are affecting the region.
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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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