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NASA Has All Eyes on Sea Ice

In April, instruments aboard NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 succeeded in measuring the same Arctic sea ice at the same time, a tricky feat given the shifting sea ice. Scientists have now analyzed airborne and spaceborne height measurements, and found that the two datasets match almost exactly, demonstrating how precisely ICESat-2 can measure the heights of the sea ice’sbumpy, cracked surface.


Ryan Fitzgibbons (USRA): Lead Producer
Kate Ramsayer (Telophase): Lead Writer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
Ronald Kwok (NASA/JPL Caltech): Lead Scientist
Jeremy Harbeck (ADNET): Lead Project Support
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Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2)

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