Earth  ID: 12860

Big Year for NASA’s IceBridge in 2017

From the South Pole to Greenland, from Alaska’s glaciers to Svalbard, NASA’s Operation IceBridge covered the icy regions of our planet in 2017 with a record seven separate field campaigns. The mission of IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running airborne science program monitoring polar ice, is to collect data on changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice, and maintain continuity of measurements between ICESat satellite missions.

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A Flickr gallery of images from this year:

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Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Producer
Nathan T. Kurtz (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Joe MacGregor (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Chris Larsen (University of Alaska Fairbanks): Lead Scientist
Bryan Blair (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Michelle Hoffton (University of Maryland): Lead Scientist
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Operation IceBridge

SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Airplane
SVS >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Location >> Greenland
GCMD >> Location >> Svalbard
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
SVS >> Glaciers
NASA Science >> Earth

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