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Photon Phrightday: Mount Terror

10.28.2022
NASA’s ICESat-2 mission measures the height of land, ice, and water by bouncing photons of light off their surfaces and timing how long it takes them to return to the spacecraft. Take a closer look at this fearful photon cloud … if you dare!

GLOBE Observer: ICESat-2 and GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022

09.14.2022
What do trees, tree height, lasers, and a NASA satellite called the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 have in common? Brian Campbell (610/GST) discusses this in his recent blog post “Four Years of ICESat-2 and the Upcoming NASA GLOBE Trees Challenge 2022: Trees in a Changing Climate.”

Earth Expeditions Blog: An Arctic Treasure Hunt

07.22.2022
t was a duck that led me to treasure. And a plane that led me to the duck.
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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 Projects.

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Nathan Kurtz
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nathan.t.kurtz@nasa.gov

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