Operation IceBridge Arctic 2015 video series

  • Released Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:49PM

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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.

IceBridge Heads for the Coast

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

IceBridge Prepares for Wheels Up

Here's a small dose of how it feels to be part of the IceBridge team during a typical Kangerlussuaq morning, from that frigid ride to the airfield to wheels up over gorgeous Greenlandic scenery.

Helheim Footage for Instagram

This flight footage was taken from the cockpit of a NASA C-130 aircraft en route to the Helheim Glacier in eastern Greenland. Helheim has shrunk considerably in recent years. (Music courtesy Moby.)



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