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IceBridge flight over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord

April 27, 2013

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

IceBridge Flight over Baffin Island

April 18, 2013

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

March 22, 2013

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

Frozen Fjord in East Greenland

April 10, 2014

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

Wonders in the Antarctic Sea and Sky

December 6, 2013

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

Mega-Canyon discovered below Greenland’s ice sheet

August 30, 2013

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…

Amazing Aerial Tour of the Arctic

August 22, 2013

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…

The Bedrock Beneath Antarctica

June 6, 2013

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…  

Flying Low over Southeast Greenland

April 14, 2013

Flying Low over Southeast Greenland

In this video you will see Greenland’s glaciers from 500 meters above the ice, from the cockpit of a NASA’s Operation IceBridge P-3B airborne laboratory low over the Arctic.

Clearest evidence yet of Polar Ice losses

December 3, 2012

Clearest evidence yet of Polar Ice losses

An international team of experts brought together by ESA and NASA has produced the most accurate assessment, with the clearest evidence yet of Polar ice losses, from Antarctica and Greenland.    Image credit: Ian Joughin, University of Washington

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