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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 | Apr 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

By | Apr 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

By | Mar 22, 2013|Categories: Aviation, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , , |

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland

Fjord and Glacier in East-Central Greenland

NASA’s IceBridge airborne survey of polar ice, crossed Greenland to fly central glacier flowlines in the east-central region of the country.

By | May 30, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

The Front of a Greenland Glacier

The Front of a Greenland Glacier

NASA’s IceBridge airborne survey of polar ice, flies over the front of a Greenland glacier.

By | May 13, 2016|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

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…

By | Jan 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.

By | Nov 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.

By | Sep 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.

By | Jun 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

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


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