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Kurtz named Operation IceBridge Project Scientist

Dr. Nathan Kurtz of the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory (615) has been selected as Operation IceBridge Project Scientist.

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The Greenland Aquifer Team sends updates from the Greenland Ice Sheet.

We’re off again!

The Greenland Aquifer Team heads back to Greenland to study the water hidden below the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
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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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