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Field Study Sheds New Light on Melt Zone

Five years after a NASA-funded field study returned to to set up camp once again in the melt zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet, a new study adds to the rich findings from this innovative project. We look back on this bold undertaking, which featured helicopters, floating drifters plunging into holes in the ice, and all-night shifts operating a sonic boogie board under endless daylight. Scientist Larry Smith, at the time with UCLA and now with Brown University, takes us back to the challenges on the ice and the important findings made with the hard-won data.


Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Producer
Roberto Molar Candanosa (KBR): Lead Writer
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead Writer
George Potter (Freelance): Lead Videographer
Saskia Madlener (Freelance, 77th Parallel Productions): Lead Videographer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
Laurence C. Smith (Brown University): Scientist
Vena Chu (UC Santa Barbara): Scientist
Åsa Rennermalm (Rutgers University): Scientist
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SVS >> Albedo
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Ice Sheets
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Coastal Processes >> Sea Level Rise
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
SVS >> Glaciers
NASA Science >> Earth

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