From the Cockpit: The Best of IceBridge Arctic 2013

  • Released Friday, August 16, 2013
  • Updated Monday, June 8, 2015 at 5:54PM
  • ID: 11341

The views from the cockpit of NASA's P-3B aircraft on an Operation IceBridge campaign are truly stunning. The mission doesn't travel to both ends of the Earth for the scenery of course — the airborne mission is there to collect radar, laser altimetry, and other data on the changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice of the Arctic and Antarctic. But for those of us who aren't polar pilots, here's a selection of some of the best footage from the forward and nadir cameras mounted to the aircraft taken during IceBridge's spring deployment over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean.

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Arctic Sea Ice with Commentary: You've seen the great cockpit footage from Best of IceBridge Arctic '13, now go behind the scenes for 9 minutes of scientific commentary with Operation IceBridge Project Scientist Michael Studinger and NASA sea ice researcher Nathan Kurtz, as they discuss the science behind the mission's study of Arctic sea ice.

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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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