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Earth Matters Blog: First Photons from ICESat-2

10.05.2018
A new mission to monitor Earth’s changing ice fired its laser for the first time and returned its first height measurements from across the Antarctic ice sheet.

Earth Expeditions: A New Deputy Gearing up for a New Deployment

09.28.2018
Beginning the second week of October, Linette Boisvert will be flying down to Punta Arenas, Chile, (basically the other end of the Earth!) on NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory to help lead IceBridge’s Antarctic Fall campaign.

ICESat-2 Launch Information

09.11.2018
Whether you’re heading to California for the ICESat-2 launch, or hosting a launch viewing party from afar, discover activities to help celebrate!
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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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Thorsten Markus
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