NASA’s Operation IceBridge has wrapped up its 2015 Arctic field campaign after covering a vast expanse of science targets during 33 different flights over land ice, sea ice, and glaciers. The airborne campaign flies over the Arctic and Antarctic every year measuring changes in the ice with instruments like radar and lasers. For more on IceBridge, visit NASA's IceBridge webpage.
Take a few minutes to sit back, put on your headphones, go full screen, and enjoy a birds-eye view of a vast expanse of Greenland's mountainous region near Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland aboard a NASA C-130. Music courtesy Moby.
Take a break from your day to soak in the sights and sounds of an Operation IceBridge flight over Greenland's southwest coast. This video features both the rugged scenery of Greenland and the somewhat rugged interior of a NASA C-130, the aircraft serving as the aerial platform for this spring's science campaign. IceBridge flies over the Arctic and Antarctic every year measuring changes in the ice with instruments like radar and lasers. This particular flight was designed to survey nearly the entirety of Greenland's southwest coast at several different surface elevations roughly parallel to the coastline. For more on IceBridge: www.nasa.gov/icebridge
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