NASA Rover GROVER, which stands for both Greenland Rover and Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, is on its way to Greenland for over a month of testing on the ice-covered environment.
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, 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 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
Swirls along an ice highway in the sea water off the east coast of Greenland, observed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on October 17, 2012. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
In the image you can see a meltwater pond nestled amid the rock-and-ice covered fringe of Greenland. Most of the surface of Greenland is covered with fresh water—about 2.6 million cubic kilometers of it. Yet that water is frozen, locked up in ice and snow. NASA Photograph by Jim Yungel, NASA Wallops Flight Facility