Operation IceBridge 2011 Arctic Flight Paths and Change in Elevation Data over Greenland
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 2011 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).
Datasets used in this visualization
Aqua Sea Ice Concentration (Daily L3 12.5km Tb, Sea Ice Concentration, and Snow Depth)ID: 237Collected with AMSR-E
Aqua Daily L3 6.25 km 89 GHz Brightness Temperature (Tb)ID: 236Collected with AMSR-E
ICESatID: 38Collected with GLAS
Operation Ice Bridge Flight PathsID: 657March 2011
NASA DC-8 Flight PathSee all pages that use this dataset
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