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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

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

Glacial Meltdown

Glacial Meltdown 1

Glaciers are supposed to advance or retreat at a glacial pace. Now they’re disappearing before our eyes.   Ilulissat Ice Fjord, Greenland, 2008. Solid turns to liquid as a 15-story iceberg erodes in the warming seas of the North Atlantic.   Image © James Balog/National Geographic

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

NASA’s Grover debuts on Greenland’s Ice Sheet

NASA's Grover debuts on Greenland’s Ice Sheet

NASA’s Grover new Earth-bound autonomous, solar-operated robot, that carries a ground-penetrating radar to examine the layers of Greenland’s ice sheet.    Image © Lora Koenig / NASA Goddard

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

NASA Rover Grover set to Explore Greenland Ice Sheet

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.

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

Flying Low over Southeast Greenland

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.

By |April 14, 2013|Categories: Aviation, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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

Clearest evidence yet of Polar Ice losses

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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