Earth's Climate Gets a Checkup: Operation IceBridge Takes to the Skies to Monitor Changing Arctic

  • Released Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NASA scientists have just begun the most recent leg of the Operation IceBridge Mission, an unprecedented six-year mission to study the Earth's polar regions, not through the lens of a satellite, but from onboard an airplane. In fact, IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown.

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