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Ice in Motion: Satellites Capture Decades of Change

12.09.2019
New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seenfrom space, some spanning nearly 50 years, are providing new insights into howthe planet's frozen regions are changing.

NASA Highlights Solar Mission, Jupiter Cyclone at AGU Meeting

12.05.2019
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), Dec. 9-13 in San Francisco.

Porpoiseful Ice Studies

11.23.2019
Hundreds of scientific papers have come out of NASA’s Operation IceBridge, which ended this week.

A Transylvanian Transect for Halloween

11.01.2019
ICESat-2 collected some perspective on the legendary landscape of Vlad and Dracula.

Is HPS-12 the Fastest Thinning Glacier?

10.29.2019
A glacier in Patagonia with a forgettable name is becoming memorable for the speed at which it is losing ice.

Assateague on the Move

10.09.2019
Assateague, Chincoteague, and Wallops provide a rare example of overlapping barrier islands. All of them are constantly in motion.

Rifting and Calving on the Amery Ice Shelf

10.04.2019
The ice shelf in East Antarctica has spawned its first major iceberg in more than half a century.

Laser Precision: NASA Flights, Satellite Align Over Sea Ice

10.03.2019
IceBridge timed flights to coincide exactly with ICESat-2 orbiting over moving Arctic sea ice - a tricky feat that paid off in demonstrating the precision of the new satellite.

Edge of the Ice

09.28.2019
Summer snowmelt along the flank of Greenland’s Humboldt Glacier exposes layers of ice from ancient climate periods.

Malaspina on the Move

09.11.2019
More than 30 years of ice velocity data are helping scientists tease out how mountain glaciers respond to climate change.

Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

08.28.2019
Greenland's Helheim Glacier, along with its neighbors, have changed significantly in the last five decades, as illustrated by comparing Landsat images from 1972 and 2019.

Okjökull Remembered

08.09.2019
The glacier atop Iceland’s Ok volcano was declared dead in 2014. Satellite images show the latter stages of its decline.

Warm Weather Brings Major Melting to Greenland

08.02.2019
Melting was provoked by a bubble of warm air that moved over Greenland after delivering unseasonably warm temperatures to Europe.

The Ups and Downs of Crater Lake

07.29.2019
Elevation data show the distinct topography of Mount Mazama and the crater lake that fills its caldera.

Brunt Ice Shelf Survives the Solstice

07.12.2019
The enormous slab of ice poised to break away from the Brunt ice shelf is still hanging on.

Ice Arch Crumbles Early

06.26.2019
The structure that prevents sea ice from exiting the Arctic Ocean through the Nares Strait crumbled months earlier than usual.

Study Predicts More Long-Term Sea Level Rise from Greenland Ice

06.19.2019
Greenland’s melting ice sheet could generate more sea level rise than previously thought if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase and warm the atmosphere at their current rate, according to a new modeling study. The study, which used data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign, was published in Science Advances today.

Major Greenland Glacier Is Growing

06.18.2019
Jakobshavn Glacier has grown for the third year in a row, and scientists attribute the change to cool ocean waters.

NASA Explores Our Changing Freshwater World

06.12.2019
Water is so commonplace that we often take it for granted. But too much – or too little of it – makes headlines.

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

06.11.2019
Where some of the park’s most notable glaciers end, a series of colorful glacial lakes begin.

Deciphering the Maud Rise Polynya

05.29.2019
Cyclonic winds help state-sized areas of sea ice go missing from the middle of the ice pack around Antarctica.

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

05.28.2019
ICESat-2 data is available to the public to investigate questions related to Earth.

A Bit Less Excelsior

05.23.2019
Over the past two decades, an Alaskan glacier has melted into a lake more than five times the size of Central Park.

Surging Glacier Creates a New Lake

05.15.2019
Local authorities are watching closely after a fast-advancing glacier in northern Pakistan blocked a stream and created a temporary lake.

Two Decades of Change at Pine Island Glacier

05.13.2019
As this Antarctic glacier sheds huge icebergs more frequently, scientists are closely monitoring the retreat.
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