Earth  ID: 13299

Operation IceBridge - Alaskan Glaciers

In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. To monitor these changes, a small team of NASA-funded researchers has been flying scientific instruments on a bright red, single-engine plane since spring 2009.


While scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center managed the two larger yearly field campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctica, monitoring Alaskan glaciers fell on a smaller team based at the University of Fairbanks, Alaska.





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https://icebridge.gsfc.nasa.gov

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html


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

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Mission:
Operation IceBridge

Keywords:
SVS >> Land Ice
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Glaciers/Ice Sheets
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Frozen Ground >> Cryosols
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
SVS >> Climate Change
SVS >> Operation IceBridge
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 8.0.0.0.0