Operation IceBridge 2010 Arctic Flight Paths and Change in Elevation Data over Greenland
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
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With the aircraft resources of NASA's Airborne Sciences Program, Operation IceBridge is taking to the sky to ensure a sustained, critical watch over Earth's polar regions. Flight lines (black) are shown for the 2010 campaign over Arctic sea ice and Greenland's land ice. Many flights target outlet glaciers along the coast where NASA's Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) shows significant thinning. Blue and purple colors, respectively, indicate moderate to large thinning. Gray and yellow, respectively, indicate slight to moderate thickening. Since its launch in January 2003, the ICESat elevation satellite has been measuring the change in thickness of ice sheets. This image of Greenland shows the changes in elevation over the Greenland ice sheet between 2003 and 2006.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio The Next Generation Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Cindy Starr (GST)
- Kathryn Hansen (SSAI)
- Jay Zwally (NASA/GSFC)
- Lora Koenig (NSIDC)
- Thorsten Markus (NASA/GSFC)
- Jefferson Beck (KBRwyle)
- John Sonntag (EGG)
MissionsThis visualization is related to the following missions:
Datasets used in this visualization
ICESat (Collected with the GLAS sensor)
Aqua Sea Ice Concentration (A.K.A. Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth) (Collected with the AMSR-E sensor)
Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb) (Collected with the AMSR-E sensor)
Operation Ice Bridge Flight Paths
NASA DC-8 Flight PathSee more visualizations using this data set
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