Earth  ID: 13479

Operation IceBridge - Western Greenland Sea Ice

NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth’s polar ice in unprecedented detail to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. IceBridge utilizes a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most sophisticated suite of innovative science instruments ever assembled to characterize annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers, and ice sheets. In addition, IceBridge collects critical data used to predict the response of earth’s polar ice to climate change and resulting sea-level rise.

In 2019, IceBridge was based out of Kangerlussuaq in western Greenland, surveying both sea ice and land ice.


Credits

Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Mission:
Operation IceBridge

Keywords:
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Ice
SVS >> Ice Sheets
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Frozen Ground >> Cryosols
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
NASA Science >> Earth
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Cryospheric Indicators

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0