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Press Releases & Feature Stories

Mission Update: Operation Ice Bridge: Weather Plays a Role

04.16.2014
Researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge continued their work with more surveys of Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers.

Expanding Jakobshavn Coverage

04.11.2014
Operation IceBridge continued its 2014 Arctic campaign with a survey of the rapidly changing Jakobshavn Glacier and a survey that included a pass over the National Science Foundation's Summit Station.

Mapping Canadian Glaciers and Leaving Thule

04.04.2014
IceBridge closed out the first Thule portion of the 2014 Arctic campaign with detailed surveys of Canadian glaciers and one more sea ice study.

Mission Update; IceBridge Continues Sea Ice Study

04.02.2014
The IceBridge team continued the 2014 Arctic campaign, following a successful survey of Canadian glaciers with more sea ice flights separated by a day of bad weather.

Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

04.02.2014
NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.
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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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