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Arctic Research Highlighted in The Washington Post

06.13.2019
In The Washington Post article, "Adrift in the Arctic," Dr. Melinda Webster of the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory discusses the upcoming Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) campaign and its importance for understanding our Earth and how it is changing.

Notes from the Field Blog: Meet the 88S Expedition Crew

05.30.2019
This winter, our field team of four completed the two-week 88S Traverse in Antarctica in an effort to provide the best means of assessing NASA’s ICESat-2.

Notes from the Field Blog: Yes, It's Really Cold

05.28.2019
We answer your frequently asked questions about ICESat-2’s Antarctic expedition.
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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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