Cryospheric Sciences

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, July 23, 2024
01:00 PM - 07:00 PM
AI Showcase and networking event
Goddard’s AI CoE and the Chief AI Officers are planning an AI Showcase and networking event for Goddard scientists and engineers to show off some of their work and network with other practitioners. Presentation slots in the afternoon from 1:00-5:00pm and a poster session from 5:00-7:00pm.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Engineering Colloquium
Rethinking Privacy with Everyday Smart Things in the Age of AI
Nirupam Roy (UMd)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2024
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
610 Leadership Forum
Leadership Insights from Failure
Amal EL Akkraoui, GMAO
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Featured Videos

Antarctic Sea Ice Hits Annual Minimum, Second Lowest On Record

On February 20th, 2024, Antarctic sea ice officially reached its minimum extent for the year. This cycle of growth and melting occurs every year, with the ice reaching its smallest size during the Southern Hemisphere's summer.

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.

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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