Earth  ID: 11245

Keeping a Close Eye on Jakobshavn

Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on Apr. 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly changing ice stream and how IceBridge is using its suite of airborne instruments to collect crucial data on ice movement and how much glaciers like Jakobshavn might contribute to future sea level rise.

For More Information

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/news/spr13/index.html


Credits

Cindy Starr (GST): Lead Animator
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Producer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Data Used:
Airborne Topographic Mapper
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Airplane
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
SVS >> Jakobshavn
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
SVS >> Glaciers
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0