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IceBridge flight over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord

IceBridge flight over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord

This image taken by IceBridge survey flight over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord with Kap Atholl in the background, in April, 2013. Sea ice coverage in the fjord ranges from thicker, white ice seen in the background, to thinner grease ice and leads showing open ocean water in the foreground.     Image © NASA / Michael Studinger

By |April 27, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

IceBridge Flight over Baffin Island

IceBridge Flight over Baffin Island

A flight over the stunning landscape of eastern Greenland‘s Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap. IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign. Soon the mission will return to Thule to finish up Arctic flights for 2013. The image captures ice-covered fjord on Baffin Island with Davis Strait in the background.  Image © NASA/Michael Studinger

IceBridge mission- P-3B starts the day

IceBridge mission- P-3B starts the day

IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented 3D view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.   Image © NASA/Goddard/Michael Studinger

An Old Bird on the Polar Ice

Kee Bird on the Polar Ice

Flying over the polar regions, a frontier that few eyes have seen, can be both awesome and tedious, beautiful and boring. It’s  Landmarks become welcome signs, even when that landmark is a somber reminder of flights gone wrong.

By |June 1, 2014|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse is unstoppable

West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse

According to new studies the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet is unstoppable, it is occurring faster than predicted and has ‘passed the point of no return.’    Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica.  Image © NASA

By |May 14, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Frozen Fjord in East Greenland

Frozen Fjord

This view of the frozen fjord downstream of Violingletscher (Violin Glacier) in Østgrønland (East Greenland) was seen during a NASA’s Operation IceBridge survey flight on April 5, 2014.    Image © NASA/Michael Studinger

By |April 10, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky 2

Lenticular clouds are a type of wave cloud. They usually form when a layer of air near the surface encounters a topographic barrier, gets pushed upward, and flows over it as a series of atmospheric gravity waves.   Image © Michael Studinger. Caption by Adam Voiland

By |December 6, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Mega-Canyon discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet

Mega-Canyon discovered below Greenland's ice sheet

A Mega 460 mile long Canyon, bigger than the Grand Canyon hidden for all of human history, has been discovered below Greenland‘s ice sheet.   Image © Jefferson Beck (USRA)     Watch the video…

By |August 30, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic 2

IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.   Have a look at the amazing aerial tour of the Arctic…

By |August 22, 2013|Categories: Aviation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Bedrock Beneath Antarctica

The Bedrock Beneath Antarctica

In this video scientists strip away Antarctic ice to reveal a new, and much more detailed map of the bedrock below. The biggest ice sheet in our planet uncovered and our understanding of what lies beneath, has taken another leap forward.    Check out the video…  

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