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Press Releases & Feature Stories

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.

First Four Flights for ARISE

09.11.2014
Researchers with NASA’s ARISE campaign got things off to a productive start with four surveys in a row.

Four Decades of Sea Ice from Space: The Decline

09.05.2014
By the end of last century, scientists had painstakingly developed and tested the remote sensing techniques that allowed them to monitor sea ice from space.

Four Decades of Sea Ice From Space: The Beginning

09.03.2014
A small group of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were among the first to figure out how to measure sea ice from satellites -- long before Arctic sea ice began showing rapid changes.

How to Calculate Sea Ice Change

09.02.2014
NASA climate scientist Claire Parkinson shows how math can be used to study satellite measurements of changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea 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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