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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

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

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

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By |April 18, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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

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Greenland’s Ice Layers Mapped in 3D

Greenland's Ice Layers 3D Mapped

Greenland‘s ice layers are now mapped in 3D, thanks to NASA’s Operation IceBridge. Peering into the frozen layers inside ice sheet, is like looking back in time.   Watch the frozen video…

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By |January 30, 2015|Categories: Technology news|Tags: , , , , |

Glaciers and Mountains in West Antarctica

Western Antarctica

This beautiful view of Glaciers and mountains in the evening sun, are seen on an Operation IceBridge research flight, returning from West Antarctica on Oct. 29, 2014.

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By |November 6, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

Airborne Campaign on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

Campaign on Climate Impacts in the Arctic

The Arctic RadiationIceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment, or ARISE, is a new NASA airborne campaign to collect data on thinning sea ice and measure cloud and atmospheric properties in the Arctic.

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By |September 19, 2014|Categories: Aviation, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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