Cryospheric Sciences

Upcoming Events

Friday, March 01, 2024
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Earth Science Industry Awareness Seminar
Quantum Space
Quantum Space is an early-stage space company building solutions for mobility and logistics, space domain awareness, and comm/PNT services in near and deep space. Co-founders Kam Ghaffarian (Intuitive Machines, Axiom Space, X-energy) and Ben Reed have assembled a team of space veterans at their headquarters in Rockville, MD and are developing commercial capabilities for national security, civil and commercial applications. The vision for the company is QuantumNet, an interconnected network of spacecraft providing seamless connectivity from the earth to the moon.
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Tuesday, March 05, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Winter 2024 GMAO Seminar Series on Earth System Science
Stephanie Granger – NASA JPL
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Tuesday, March 05, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
NASA Carbon Monitoring System (CMS) Policy Speaker Series
Forest Guardian: Saving Mexico's Forests Using EO, Coding, and a Pinch of Legal Insights
Heriberto Padilla Ibarra, CEO, Innovaciones Tecnológicas de Iberoamérica S.C. (Mexican Technology Company)
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Featured Videos

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Antarctic Sets New Record

Arctic sea ice likely reached its annual minimum extent on Sept. 19, 2023, making it the sixth-lowest year in the satellite record. Meanwhile, Antarctic sea ice reached its lowest maximum extent on record on Sept. 10 at a time when the ice cover should have been growing at a much faster pace.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits 2023 Maximum

On March 6, 2023, the Arctic sea ice pack appeared to reach its maximum extent for this winter, at 14.62 million square kilometers, or 5.64 million square miles, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Is Polar Ice Melting? We Asked a NASA Expert

Is polar ice melting? The sobering answer is yes, and it’s the number one contributor to sea level rise. NASA scientist Dr. Brooke Medley tells us how NASA studies the relationship between ice sheets and sea level to better understand our changing planet.

Two Scientists Have a Frank and Honest Discussion about Antarctica

NASA Glaciologists Kelly Brunt and Alex Gardner discuss the history, challenges, and evolution of mapping the Antarctic continent and what it means for science and society.


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Angela Bliss (615) was interviewed by ICI Radio-Canada for a web and radio story on recent sea ice conditions. The story reports unusually mild temper...

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