NASA On Air: NASA's Operation IceBridge Mission Flights Show The Stark Beauty Of Greenland's Snow And Ice (6/30/2015)

  • Released Tuesday, June 30, 2015
  • Updated Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 12:42PM
  • ID: 11939

LEAD: NASA scientists flew 33 eight-hour flights this spring (2015) to measure how Greenland and the Arctic are responding to climate change.

  1. Greenland is huge: essentially an ice cube 1,500 miles long, 400 miles wide, and a mile and a half thick.

  2. Instruments aboard the research plane measured where Greenland ice is growing in winter and where it is melting during the summer.

TAG: Data indicates that overall, Greenland is losing ice, and its melt water is adding to the long-term sea level rise around the world.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center


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