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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.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

02/27/2019
photo of people at the poster party

Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

Notes from the Field: We Made it to Antarctica

12/20/2018
Traveling to Antarctica is no joke even for veterans like Kelly, but especially for first timers like me.

Notes from the Field: Time to Conduct Another 88S Traverse

12/19/2018
It’s that time of year again: Time to conduct another 88S Traverse! We have made it to Antarctica for a second straight year, in support of NASA’s ICESat-2.

NASA Earth Expeditions: On the Iceberg Highway

12/07/2018
If you remember the movie Titanic, this looks like a terrible place for a cruise. But to a captain with a lifetime of experience navigating around Greenland, it was a safe passage. And to scientist Ian Fenty of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, it was a great place for research.

Earth Expeditions Blog: A Few of My Favorite (Frozen) Things

11/13/2018
I knew they were my favorite as soon as I saw them...

Earth Expeditions Blog: Iceberg Ahead!

11/08/2018
NASA’s Operation IceBridge flew over a new iceberg that is three times the size of Manhattan on Wednesday – the first known time anyone has laid eyes on the giant berg, dubbed B-46, that broke off from Pine Island Glacier in late October.

Earth Matters Blog: Famous Rectangular Iceberg’s Rough Journey

11/05/2018
The sharp-angled iceberg that made headlines in late October 2018 had a longer, rougher journey than was initially thought.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Chasing Sea Ice While Playing Tag With a Satellite

10/29/2018
This mission, called Mid-Weddell, is probably the most complex of not only the fall 2018 Antarctic campaign but all of IceBridge.

Ambassador Flies with IceBridge

10/19/2018
The US ambassador to Chile, Carol Perez, flew with the Operation IceBridge team on one of their science flights on October 16. They are currently based in Punta Arenas, Chile, and are conducting cryospheric science flights over Antarctica using NASA’s DC-8 aircraft.

Earth Expeditions Blog: Inspiring Students 1,500 Feet Above Antarctica

10/17/2018
"One of the great things about [Operation IceBridge] and NASA airborne science in general is that we have the ability to connect and chat with students in classrooms all over the world during our flights. ... Teachers can connect their classrooms with us and ask all types of questions, from climate change to what OIB does, what we studied in school, and what we eat on the plane."

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!

Newman and Brucker Selected for AGU Awards

08/09/2018
Congratulations to Paul Newman and Ludovic Brucker for their recently announced American Geophysical Union awards. Newman was selected for the Jule Gregory Charney Lecture and Brucker was selected for the Cryosphere Early Career Award.

Earth Matters Blog: Glory of the Pilot

07/09/2018
Glories—colorful, circular optical phenomenon caused by water droplets scattering light—are frequently spotted by scientists and crew with NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission

ICESat-2 at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo

04/07/2018
Children, teens and their families had an opportunity to learn about the ICESat-2 mission and experience ICESat-2’s altimeter interactive exhibit at the 5th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo on April 7-8, in Washington, DC. While some participants had their heights measured with the exhibit’s mock-up satellite, others leveraged NASA’s Scavenger Hunt to ask lots of questions about the mission and how it can help our Earth!

FutureCon: NASA Science in the Extremes

04/02/2018
As a part of the AwesomeCon conference in Washington, D.C., a panel of NASA scientists presented on research in extreme conditions.

Petty quoted in Earther article on the Arctic

02/23/2018
Alek Petty was mentioned in this write-up on the changes in the Arctic.

Poster Blowout 2018

02/05/2018
Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.
Best,
Colleen


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EO Kids: Ice on Earth: By Land & By Sea

01/24/2018
This month, EO Kids is covering a “cool” topic in Earth science. The newest edition of EO Kids, "Ice on Earth: By Land & By Sea," covers two types of ice on the Earth’s surface and how NASA scientists use satellites to study these frozen features from space. Plus, follow two NASA scientists on their extreme camping trip for science across an unexplored stretch of Antarctica.

Antarctica from Above: Flying for Science, Finding Beauty

01/11/2018
Photographs from the 2017 Operation IceBridge field campaign show the many forms of land and sea ice around the frozen (and melting) southern continent.

Notes from the Field: ICESat-2 Antarctic Traverse

12/09/2017
Greetings from New Zealand!

Soon, we’ll report back from even further south. We’re headed to the heart of the Antarctic ice sheet, to collect measurements on the ground for the ICESat-2 mission.
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