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Aqua Turns 20

05.04.2022
Aqua Project Scientist Claire Parkinson (610), Deputy Project Scientist Lazaros Oreopoulos (613), and others reflect on the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Aqua satellite.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Skier, Mountaineer, Snow Scientist – In the Field with the Women of SnowEx

03.08.2022
Women in cryosphere sciences – whether on the path of data scientist, glacier researcher, or avalanche forecaster – are few and far between.

Parkinson Discusses Sea Ice in Podcast

01.23.2022
Claire Parkinson was interviewed by Taylor Ganis in “Let’s Talk About the Arctic Ice: From a NASA Climate Scientist.” Claire talks about Arctic and Antarctic sea ice, the tone of the discussion about climate change, and topics related to career sequence and mentoring.
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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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Nathan Kurtz
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nathan.t.kurtz@nasa.gov

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