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"27.10.2016 01:43:32" Timeline Photos Check out South Pole Station seen during today's baseline priority Pole Hole 88 West mission. The purpose of the flight was to sample the surface topography at the southern apex of half of all planned ICESat-2 orbits. Specifically, this flight sampled the
"26.10.2016 14:19:03" Timeline Photos OIB will fly the baseline priority Pole Hole West mission today, our first baseline land ice mission of the campaign. Weather looks good for the survey area and many here are excited to head over the pole. Follow along on the flight tracker as they cross
"26.10.2016 02:06:36" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post While IceBridge was completing a successful Foundation-Support Force 5 mission today, NSERC Science and Education Coordinator Emily Schaller gave a presentation to a group of teachers at the American Corner at the University of Magellanes.
"25.10.2016 15:07:13" Timeline Photos OIB is flying a brand new flight today, dubbed Foundation-Support Force 5 today. This high priority mission is one of a suite of four flights designed to sample the bedrock, sub-ice shelf bathymetry, and surface topography of the Foundation and Support
"25.10.2016 03:01:13" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge had a great day flying to Recovery Glacier today, clear skies meant no data was lost and also offered good views of the Shackleton Range. (NASA/Nathan Kurtz)
"25.10.2016 02:44:48" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Here are two shots of crevasses from today's successful Recovery Channel 1 mission. First, a close up of the features (NASA/John Sonntag) followed by a wide shot of a crevasse field at Recovery Glacier (NASA/Nathan Kurtz).
"24.10.2016 14:46:59" Timeline Photos IceBridge will fly the low priority Recovery Channel 01 land ice mission today. Weather over all higher priority targets was marginal to poor today so we elected for this mission which looks to be entirely in the clear. The weather forecast for higher
"23.10.2016 00:23:45" Timeline Photos The team is back from a successful sea ice survey over the Bellingshausen, where they encountered this iceberg held fast by the sea ice. (NASA/John Sonntag) Tomorrow will be a required hard down day for crew rest.
"22.10.2016 12:23:15" Timeline Photos OIB will fly a baseline priority sea ice mission today over the Bellingshausen Sea. The mission will underfly several planned orbits of the ICESat-2 satellite, as well as a CryoSat-2 track, and survey the transition between open water and the sea ice
"21.10.2016 15:39:28" The team will stay on the ground today, waiting for better weather over their science targets. In the meantime check out this Science Friday piece on an artist who has taken photographs while on board IceBridge flights and turned them into massive works
"21.10.2016 03:32:08" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The DC-8 has returned from a successful flight over the Getz Ice Shelf and the Smith and Kohler glaciers. Here's a view of the edge of the Getz Ice Shelf looking out into the Amundsen Sea and a shot of clouds and blowing snow following the surface
"20.10.2016 20:33:23" NASA Earth Check out this great blog on life on board the DC-8 as it flies over Greenland with IceBridge!
"20.10.2016 15:07:09" Timeline Photos IceBridge is go for the high priority Getz A mission today, near the far end of the mission's range after the long transit from Punta Arenas.
"18.10.2016 03:06:22" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge is back from "almost certainly OIB's best-ever science
return from an Antarctic sea ice flight," collecting data from all sensors for more than 99% of the mission. Here's a couple snapshots including: 1) the northern edge of the northwestern
"18.10.2016 00:45:57" nasa.gov Eighth Antarctic Ice Survey Launches At the southern end of the Earth, a NASA plane carrying a team of scientists and a sophisticated instrument suite to study ice is returning to surveying Antarctica. The OIB campaign kickoff feature is live! http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/nasa-launches-eighth-year-of-antarctic-ice-change-airborne-survey
"17.10.2016 17:25:09" Timeline Photos IceBridge's first sea ice flight of this year's Antarctic campaign is well underway -- as always, you can follow along here: https://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/#view=map&mapid=_11&zoom=5&lat=-65.4758&lng=-402.4254&callsign=NASA817
"15.10.2016 13:08:16" Timeline Photos Today IceBridge will attempt the Foundation-Support Force 34 mission.
"15.10.2016 01:51:27" Timeline Photos The team has returned from its first flight of the Antarctic 2016 campaign, designed to improve previous OIB bathymetry measurements under the southwestern half of the George VI ice shelf. Here's a beautiful shot of ice drainage from the western Antarctic
"14.10.2016 19:21:48" Timeline Photos IceBridge is off on the first science flight of this year's Antarctic campaign, the George VI 02 mission along the Peninsula. As always you can follow the DC-8's flightpath in real time here:
"13.10.2016 14:34:48" Timeline Photos The NASA DC-8 has now arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile and is ready to begin the 2016 Antarctic campaign!
"28.09.2016 18:58:35" youtube.com NASA Mission Tools Suite for Education This four‑minute video summarizes the NASA Mission Tools Suite for Education (MTSE), a unique web‑based program that connects K‑12 classrooms with NASA Airbo... Are you a teacher or know any educators who might like to follow along with one of our upcoming Antarctic flights in real time? Using these tools, students can watch the progress of an IceBridge mission on a map while they chat with scientists as they
"21.09.2016 16:29:59" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Greenland's Lesser-Known Glaciers : Image of the Day Check out this great feature on the fall Falcon campaign from NASA's Earth Observatory!
"15.09.2016 16:45:32" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge has completed the final flight of the Fall 2016 Falcon campaign, "Eastern Glaciers 01," including some areas where we have never obtained seasonal dh/dt measurements before. Here's a shot of the Daugard-Jensen Glacier in east-central Greenland
"14.09.2016 14:37:15" Timeline Photos Earth Expeditions meet in Greenland! On the airport ramp in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, NASA OIB/ATM scientist John Sonntag returns from an IceBridge science flight on Sept 13, 2016 aboard Langley Research Center's NASA524 Falcon aircraft. Behind him is the
"13.09.2016 17:59:09" Timeline Photos OIB has returned from its morning flight and is already off on a second flight -- a shortened version of the "Falcon - K-EGIG-Summit" mission. Check out this melt pond well into the process of re-freezing, located approximately 40 km above the terminus of
"13.09.2016 13:51:39" Timeline Photos Restricted somewhat by the weather options today, IceBridge is flying the low-priority "Falcon-Jakobshavn Eqip Store" mission this morning. Follow along at:
"12.09.2016 20:39:04" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge completed the Jakobshavn Mop-up mission this afternoon, and returned with even more stunning aerial views. 1) Southwest Greenland's late summer fairy-tale landscape of fjords, mountains, rivers, lakes, and of course ice. 2) Lower Jakobshavn
"12.09.2016 14:17:36" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post For the first time since we arrived in Greenland, we awoke this morning to clear skies not only over Kangerlussuaq, but also over the entire west coast of Greenland from Cape Farewell in the south to near Thule in the northwest, making the high priority
"12.09.2016 12:24:51" Timeline Photos OIB will fly the "Falcon Mop-up 1" mission this morning, under very
clear skies in western Greenland. At long last, skies here at Kangerlussuaq are clear as well, so addition to flying two flights today, we intend to strengthen our calibration of the ATM
"12.09.2016 00:48:01" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Another two flights in the books! This afternoon IceBridge flew the IceSat-2 Central mission over the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet, and this morning flew over the Helheim/Kangerdlugssuaq region. Here are a few shots from that morning flight. First,
"11.09.2016 17:57:20" Timeline Photos OIB will fly the "Falcon - Helheim Kangerdlugssuaq Gap B" flight this
morning. We expect nothing worse than a few cirrus clouds along the route. We also have hopes that the improving weather will permit a second flight this afternoon.
"10.09.2016 16:13:19" Timeline Photos Check out these small glaciers, nunataks, and moraines near Sermilik Glacier (NASA/Jeremy Harbeck) from this morning's SW Coastal C mission.
"10.09.2016 13:44:41" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post This morning the Falcon team is tackling the SW Coastal C mission. Here's the flight map, plus a plot of a small portion of data from yesterday's Umanaq Mop-up flight, which shows us flying over Rink Glacier followed by Umiamak Glacier. The profile
"09.09.2016 19:09:43" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The Falcon has returned from its "mopup" mission this morning and was planning an afternoon flight as well. Here's a photo of the northern branches of the Upernavik Ice Stream, with a thin cloud layer over the adjacent bay at left. The Upernavik Ice
"09.09.2016 12:37:33" OIB will fly the "Falcon Umanaq Mopup" flight this morning, picking up an area lost to clouds in the previous "Northwest Coastal A" and "B" missions. We expect totally clear skies there, but the weather here in Kangerlussuaq has remained stubbornly poor,
"07.09.2016 12:55:22" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB will not be flying today, due to widespread poor weather over most of Greenland, and also low ceilings in Kangerlussuaq. Here's a look back to sunnier times during yesterday's successful Northwest Coastal A mission, including a rainbow over the
"06.09.2016 19:23:15" nasa.gov Science Flights View Summer Melt of Greenland Ice Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland again to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice sheet. Fall Falcon campaign featured on nasa.gov:
"06.09.2016 14:37:19" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The Falcon has returned from a successful Northwest Coastal A mission. Here are a few snapshots: 1) Nordenskjold Glacier with its many proglacial lakes, immediately south of Jakobshavn Glacier. The view is partially obscured by stratus clouds. 2) Offshore
"06.09.2016 14:06:20" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA Operation IceBridge You've got to get up pretty early to get the jump on the IceBridge Falcon. From the looks of the NASA Airborne Science flight tracker they appear to have already completed the Northwest Coastal A mission:
"05.09.2016 12:18:10" OIB successfully flew three ramp passes during a short flight this
morning, but we were limited to altitudes of 3000' and below by rapidly dropping cloud ceilings (local ceilings dropped from 13,000' to 2000' in two hours and it is raining here now).
"03.09.2016 13:39:42" Timeline Photos OIB will not be flying today, due to extensive cloudiness over the ice
sheet which is not expected to improve. The mission did attempt to fly a one hour local flight to conduct a series of "ramp passes," which are calibration flights over the ramp next to
"02.09.2016 19:21:05" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post That's a wrap for the day. The Falcon is back from SE Coastal A and even though the flight was mostly inland they still got a great view of the Ikertivaq Glacier (NASA/John Sonntag).
"02.09.2016 14:47:58" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post And they're back -- IceBridge has completed SW Coastal B and is ramping up for SE Coastal A this afternoon. Here's a great shot of some Nunataks and medial moraines, a few dozen miles south of Kangiata Nunaata Sermia. Careful examination of the surface,
"02.09.2016 13:50:07" Timeline Photos The Falcon is off again this morning on the first of two planned flights for the day.
"01.09.2016 20:13:38" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Wow, check out these two shots of glaciers sweeping dramatically downhill as they pour into the sea. Both were taken during today's Southwest Coastal A flight. The first is the tidewater terminus of a glacier (name unknown) in the far southwest of
"01.09.2016 16:04:13" Timeline Photos OIB is back in operation today after a minor but necessary repair was completed by the Falcon crew. We will fly the "Southwest Coastal A" mission this afternoon. We expect clear skies for almost the entire route. You can follow the Falcon's progress here:
"30.08.2016 17:32:54" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge will take a day or so off from science flights as the Falcon transits to Presque Isle, Maine for some minor maintenance. While we wait for flights to resume, check out these shots from yesterday's Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq mission. 1) The upper
"29.08.2016 22:30:18" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The team returned from the day's 2nd successful science flight with some great shots. 1) Ikertivaq Glacier, with several outlet channels emptying into the large bay (NASA/John Sonntag). 2) An unnamed calving front from this morning's flight further up the
"29.08.2016 17:40:28" Flying over the Rink Glacier at 28,000 Feet Check out this dizzying video from Saturday's flight over a heavily crevassed portion of the Rink Glacier in eastern Greenland. IceBridge always flies with a high-resolution camera on board, pointing straight down and taking overlapping images during the
"29.08.2016 15:37:16" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge has already completed the second flight of the campaign, and is planning to attempt the third this afternoon! This morning they hit the Falcon version of the high priority Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq mission, and will now take on most of Southeast
"27.08.2016 19:04:36" Timeline Photos IceBridge has completed the first flight of the Fall Falcon campaign, with some solid data collection over the Northwest Coastal B flight lines. Numerous supraglacial lakes were observed, but nearly all were in the process of freezing over. There was
"27.08.2016 18:15:07" Timeline Photos OIB has now begun the second phase of its Arctic summer deployment with the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) HU-25A Falcon, an early generation business jet. We're based out of our old haunt, Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, with LaRC and ATM mission support.
"22.08.2016 15:10:48" NASA Earth The Arctic sea ice pack is nearing its annual minimum extent, which is projected to be one of the lowest since satellite observations began.
Using satellite data and airborne observations, NASA researchers are monitoring the ever-changing ice, and gaining More aerials from Team Barrow and an IceBridge science shoutout!
"19.08.2016 15:04:48" NASA Earth The shrinking polar ice cap has become one of the most visible signs of a changing climate, record-breaking temperatures in the first half of 2016 primed the Arctic for another summer of low sea ice cover. Join NASA Goddard scientist Walt Meier for a Goddard's Walt Meier live on Facebook talking sea ice! [Showing off some great video from the IceBridge Barrow campaign as well ... ]
"16.08.2016 19:26:57" gotscience.org Ebbs and Floes: Watching the Arctic Ice Melt - GotScience.org Watching Arctic Ice Melt: Researchers photograph large ponds of meltwater sitting on the Arctic ice. Understand the extent and pace of climate change. Barrow campaign in the news: http://www.gotscience.org/2016/08/ebbs-and-floes-watching-arctic-ice-melt/
"22.07.2016 15:22:55" NASA Earth Great feature on the excitement of the Barrow campaign!
"21.07.2016 12:48:46" cbsnews.com NASA: Temperatures rising, sea ice melting at record rate Report shows the first half of this year has been the hottest ever, with extensive sea ice melt IceBridge sea ice campaign in the news: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/nasas-global-temperatures-sea-ice-melting-climate-change/
"19.07.2016 02:19:25" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Clouds over the Chukchi Sea might have kept Operation IceBridge on the ground today, but some of our pilots and crew showed Barrow kids how to build and fly NASA-quality paper airplanes instead.
"When anyone comes up, we like to have them visit with the
"16.07.2016 03:35:52" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge flew to the northwestern area of the aircraft range limit to take advantage of cloud free conditions on the back end of a passing front. The ice over the line was primarily consolidated pack ice with many melt ponds, numerous floes with brown
"15.07.2016 04:17:45" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge had another successful mission today flying over the Arctic Ocean. The mission passed over a series of buoys and the remnants of an ice camp from the spring, and also flew under the CryoSat-2 satellite. (Flight image from Nathan Kurtz/NASA and
"14.07.2016 21:56:51" Timeline Photos Preparing for take off on sea ice flight "Buoy Farm1" from Barrow, AK.
"14.07.2016 19:39:12" OIB departing Barrow AK
"14.07.2016 00:21:18" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge completed the first flight of the melt season campaign today. The flight collected data over sea ice melt in different stages of melt, passed over three undersea sonar moorings, and flew a coincident line with a Coast Guard C-130 taking
"13.07.2016 03:40:54" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The Langley Falcon touched down in Barrow, Alaska this evening and the IceBridge team is ready to begin a two week campaign taking measurements of Arctic sea ice. These measurements are part of an exploratory new mission concept designed to enhance
"16.06.2016 18:37:27" heatofthemoment.org The Thin Blue Ribbon A former astronaut spends the time he has left on Earth working on climate change Here's a moving piece on Piers Sellers from WBEZ including his trip to Greenland to visit NASA Operation IceBridge #HOTM http://www.heatofthemoment.org/features/astronaut/
"08.06.2016 13:50:59" youtube.com NOAA Team Helps NASA's Operation IceBridge Tackle Arctic Spring NASA's Operation IceBridge has returned from its spring campaign measuring changes in the Greenland ice sheet and in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Flying for ... And here's the wrap-up video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0qVzF4KwBg #noaa #HurricaneHunter #N43RF #P3Orion
"07.06.2016 17:58:40" Check out the wrap-up feature from the Arctic Spring campaign! www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/operation-icebridge-completes-2016-arctic-spring-campaign
"20.05.2016 20:06:23" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Today is a packing day for IceBridge as they get ready to transit back home tomorrow. Here are two DMS images from yesterday's flight. First, some dramatic drainage features on the surface of the Violin Glacier, and second, a DMS image of polar bear
"19.05.2016 19:20:00" Photos from today's land-ice mission, East Glaciers 01, which crossed Greenland to fly central glacier center flowlines in the east-central region of the country. East Glaciers 01 - May 19, 2016 Photos from today's land-ice mission, East Glaciers 01, which crossed Greenland to fly central glacier center flowlines in the east-central region of the country.
"19.05.2016 14:42:01" Timeline Photos IceBridge will fly low priority land-ice mission East Glaciers 01, which crosses Greenland to fly central glacier center flowlines in east-central Greenland. This flight plan is the only one that is forecast to be clear in Greenland and accessible from
"18.05.2016 18:15:43" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post As we await the return of NOAA 43 back from today's survey of the ice sheet interior, here are a couple more images from yesterday's flight around the margins. First an ATM lidar plot of the calving front of an eastern glacier with its location, and a
"18.05.2016 13:39:14" Timeline Photos IceBridge will fly a giant grid pattern today over multiple planned ICESat-2 lines.
"17.05.2016 20:49:55" Timeline Photos OIB completed a successful Helheim-Kangerdlugssuap Gap B mission today. Here's a view from the flight station as we fly by a massive cornice, in the mountainous area north of Helheim and Midgard Glaciers (NASA/John Sonntag).
"17.05.2016 15:09:09" Timeline Photos Today IceBridge will fly a high-priority land-ice mission that flies a series of straight gridlines over the complex glacier system between Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq glaciers in southeast Greenland. It also includes two glacier center flowlines.
"14.05.2016 15:53:57" Timeline Photos Today IceBridge will cover a large portion of the southwestern edge of the Greenland ice sheet, in an important annual mission.
"14.05.2016 02:11:40" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The Helheim/Kangerd mission didn't disappoint! In addition to good data collection, the scenery was fantastic. We observed a large rift at the front of Helheim Glacier today. It appeared that several hundred linear meters of the entire front of the
"13.05.2016 17:14:38" newyorker.com An Astronaut Finds Himself in Greenland - The New Yorker Doctors have given Piers Sellers about a year to live, which the astronaut and climatologist is using to explore the front lines of global warming. IceBridge and Piers Sellers featured in the New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/an-astronaut-finds-himself-in-greenland?intcid=mod-latest
"13.05.2016 13:30:43" Timeline Photos In a few hours IceBridge will begin the Helheim/Kangerdlugssuaq mission, chock full of centerline glacial runs. Check back later today for some great pictures!
"13.05.2016 01:09:36" Timeline Photos Check out this quick look lidar image from today's Southeast Coastal mission, showing extensive crevassing and elevation changes. (Rob Russell/NASA)
"12.05.2016 13:28:33" Timeline Photos IceBridge will fly the Southeast Coastal mission today, minus two of the glacial runs shown on this map.
"11.05.2016 20:25:40" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB has returned from the Umanaq B mission along Greenland's western coast. Check out this top-down view of the calving front of Sermeq Kujatdleq glacier. The NOAA P-3 aircraft's #2 lower engine nacelle and left main landing gear fairing is in the
"11.05.2016 14:30:58" Timeline Photos IceBridge will fly a high-priority land ice mission north of Kangerlussuaq today. The flight involves a coast-parallel grid and a quick pass over the ice cap on Disko Island.
"11.05.2016 10:54:27" OIB take off from Kangerlussuaq Greenland.
"11.05.2016 01:36:50" Timeline Photos The team had a productive science flight today combined with a relocation from Thule to Kangerlussuaq, completing three of the flightlines from the Northwest Coastal A mission. Check out the calving front of Ilullip Sermia glacier (NASA/John Sonntag).
"10.05.2016 14:46:28" Timeline Photos After completing a wide range of sea ice flights and one critical land ice mission in the north, IceBridge is transiting south to Kangerlussuaq today, collecting data along one of the "Northwest Coastal A" flightlines. This map shows their current
"09.05.2016 19:30:33" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB flew the Zachariae-79N mission today which traversed the central Greenland ice sheet and the Zacharaie and 79N glaciers. Zachariæ Isstrøm broke loose from a glaciologically stable position in 2012 and has since entered a phase of accelerated retreat,
"09.05.2016 14:01:53" Timeline Photos IceBridge is back in the air today, flying the first land ice mission of the campaign.
"06.05.2016 11:54:30" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Foggy again in Thule, keeping Operation IceBridge on the ground today. Here's a look back at a last Tuesday, when the NOAA 43 crew gave a tour of the P-3 to the local airfield fire department.#NOAA #HurricaneHunter #N43RF #P3Orion
"05.05.2016 15:39:48" Due to persistent fog this morning in Thule, IceBridge will stay on the ground today. We hope to be back in the air tomorrow.
"05.05.2016 15:38:42" Icy Fog in Thule With heavy fog conditions here in Thule, IceBridge is standing by with the hopes of flying a shortened science flight this afternoon. Here's a timelapse of the fog from earlier today, as the sun was trying to break through, and little icy crystals could
"04.05.2016 20:29:54" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The NOAA P-3 has returned with the IceBridge team from a successful science flight over Arctic sea ice. Here's an image from the ATM lidar team showing surface elevation including very thin ice, seen in shades of deep blue, petering out to a stretch of
"04.05.2016 18:12:37" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge will be returning soon from its second sea ice flight in two days. While we wait, here are a couple pictures from yesterday's flight -- including a typical view of sea ice from 500 feet, and PolarTREC teacher Kelly McCarthy and ATM team member
"04.05.2016 10:51:28" Watch Operation IceBridge take off from Greenland to measure Arctic Ice.
"04.05.2016 01:59:04" Timeline Photos Want to know what the North Pole looked like today? Well, the view from 500 meters was a little something like this. That's sea ice, with a few ridges and a bit of snow cover, and with a few small cracks, almost leads in the ice. Image courtesy Eric
"03.05.2016 11:01:43" NASA OIB take off from Thule AFB, Greenland
"02.05.2016 22:51:42" NASA Goddard Former astronaut and climate scientist Dr. Piers Sellers visits Thule, Greenland, one of the home bases for Operation IceBridge's spring Arctic campaign. IceBridge is a 10-year airborne science mission measuring polar ice with a range of instruments So thrilled to host Piers in Greenland!
"29.04.2016 21:29:38" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The team has completed the South Basin Transect and arrived back in Thule. Here's a photo taken during early dawn hours in flight (NASA/Nathan Kurtz), one of the P-3 taxiing toward the hanger in Thule, and one with Project Scientist Nathan Kurtz and
"29.04.2016 12:22:15" Timeline Photos IceBridge has begun this year's second basin-wide sea ice survey over the Arctic Ocean, as the team transits from Fairbanks back to Thule over some of the thicker sea ice in the region.
"27.04.2016 15:05:14" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post IceBridge has two thermal imaging cameras which measure a quantity called black-body radiation, from this measurement we can determine the temperature of the surface underneath the plane. While awaiting our next science flight we took the time to
"27.04.2016 01:38:08" polartrec.com Operation IceBridge Arctic | PolarTREC Glacial ice surrounds a mountain in Greenland. Photo by Russell Hood. IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever conducted. IceBridge uses a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft and the most Remember to follow our visiting PolarTREC teacher's blog all through the campaign. Nice work, Kelly!
"23.04.2016 14:01:56" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post While we await our next science flight, here's some of the sites of the Arctic. Photo credit: Jeremy Harbeck, NASA.
"22.04.2016 16:13:52" Timeline Photos Here's a nice wide scan view of sea ice from the ATM T2 instrument on yesterday's zig zag across the Arctic Ocean.
"22.04.2016 03:17:43" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB flew the SIZRS Zig Zag flight today, named in part for a collaboration with the Seasonal Ice Zone Reconnaissance program. During today's mission we conducted a coordinated line directly underneath the recently launched Sentinel-3 radar altimeter
"21.04.2016 17:17:38" Timeline Photos IceBridge is heading north from Fairbanks to fly the Sea Ice Sizrs Zig Zag mission today, and underflying the Sentinal-3a satellite.
"21.04.2016 03:50:23" Timeline Photos Today IceBridge flew the Laxon Line mission en route to Fairbanks, crossing a large portion of the Arctic basin covering both seasonal first year and multi-year ice. Along the way they flew over this large lead in the ice pack near the Alaskan coast.
"20.04.2016 20:27:45" nasa.gov IceBridge Begins Eighth Year of Arctic Flights Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne survey of polar ice, completed its first Greenland research flight of 2016 on April 19, kicking off its eighth spring Arctic campaign. The feature is out, so it's official! The Arctic spring campaign is underway. [And you all in the field thought it began yesterday ... ] http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/icebridge-begins-eighth-year-of-arctic-flights
"19.04.2016 19:40:32" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Today IceBridge flew the first science flight of the campaign near Eureka Canada, the purpose of this flight was to obtain cal/val data coincident with a survey team from Environment and Climate Change Canada taking ground measurements of snow thickness.
"18.04.2016 12:28:13" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post NOAA 43 prepares for transit from Buffalo, NY to Thule AFB Greenland preparing for the start of Operation IceBridge Spring 2016 Arctic Campaign.
"12.04.2016 12:00:42" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post NASA OIB Test Flight #3 from MacDill Air Force Base aboard NOAA 43 'Miss Piggy'.
"04.04.2016 20:31:42" NASA Earth Our first episode of the NASA TV Earth Expeditions program follows the Oceans Melting Greenland team as they prep for their deployment and then fly over the melting glaciers of Greenland. Then we do some man on the street interviews, preview our next Here's a video highlighting some of NASA's other field campaigns this year, and specifically featuring Oceans Melting Greenland, which just wrapped up its spring deployment last week. Nice work, OMG!
"27.03.2016 12:49:49" www.tbo.com Aircraft at MacDill helps track Earth’s shrinking ice a world away MacDill is taking part in Operation IceBridge, a $15-million-a-year NASA program to investigate Earth’s polar ice in the greatest detail ever to better understand processes that connect the polar regions with the global climate system. Nice article in the Tampa Tribune today highlighting IceBridge.
"22.03.2016 00:22:08" Timeline Photos NOAA P-3 returning from its first test flight in preparation for the NASA OIB Spring Arctic deployment.
"15.03.2016 15:24:10" nature.com www.nature.com Nice use of CReSIS (Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets) MCoRDS data from IceBridge in this paper on Antarctic ice shelf stability. http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/ngeo2675-s1.pdf
"04.03.2016 15:13:24" Timeline Photos Report from John Woods: A great second week down here in Tampa installing on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) P3 ‘Miss Piggy’ (see photo). DMS finished their install over last weekend, ATM and BESST are nearly complete and
"02.03.2016 16:26:32" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Our video producer from the 2015 spring Arctic campaign, Nasreen Alkhateeb, reported having a fantastic time showing off her Helheim video at a recent festival in Miami. "FilmGate Interactive was creative fueling for immersive storytellers. Some of the
"26.02.2016 21:49:36" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Preparations for the spring Arctic 2016 campaign have begun!
In the first photo, NASA and NOAA engineers are busy integrating instruments into a NOAA P-3 in advance of the Operation IceBridge Arctic campaign beginning in late March. The nose radome of
"09.02.2016 18:47:20" filmgate.miami NASA Operation IceBridge Congrats to Nasreen Alkhateeb for getting the Helheim Experience video into the FilmGate Interactive Conference! http://www.filmgate.miami/helheim-experience
"19.01.2016 17:44:22" Timeline Photos Lora Koenig is live describing IceBridge right now at the: http://www.stormcenter.com/wxcsummit/live.html #wxcs2016 @wxcsummit
"19.01.2016 16:51:47" newsitem.com A cool experience COAL TOWNSHIP — By March, when most people are wishing for warmer temperatures, Kelly McCarthy, science and math teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, will be traveling over the freezing Arctic Circle as part of a polar research expedition More press on Kelly! http://www.newsitem.com/news/2016-01-15/Today%27s_Top_Stories/A_cool_experience.html
"18.01.2016 20:00:31" dailyitem.com Lourdes teacher chosen for NASA research in Arctic COAL TOWNSHIP — A Lourdes Regional science and math teacher will leave her school’s labs to perform field research 1,500 feet above Arctic polar ice with NASA’s Operation IceBridge. We're looking forward to our newest PolarTREC teacher, Kelly McCarthy, joining us in the field this spring! http://www.dailyitem.com/news/lourdes-teacher-chosen-for-nasa-research-in-arctic/article_7637bab8-bbfa-11e5-8aee-0fce0edbf193.html
"13.11.2015 02:58:14" nasa.gov In Greenland, Another Major Glacier Comes Undone A new study by NASA and university researchers spells more trouble for Greenland’s Ice Sheet and global sea levels. IceBridge data contributes to Zachariae Isstrom study: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/in-greenland-another-major-glacier-comes-undone
"29.10.2015 16:45:01" Timeline Photos OIB-South has launched for the second to last potential science flight of the campaign. The primary target is the Antarctic Peninsula where we will mop up the remaining planned flight lines in the region and take advantage of cloud holes to add a few
"28.10.2015 17:54:09" plus.google.com NASA Operation IceBridge South - Google+ Participate in an interactive question and answer session with NASA Scientists and Engineers supporting the Operation IceBridge (OIB) campaign over Antarctica. There will be a panel of participants at the University of Magallanes, in Punta Arenas, Ch We are currently live at https://plus.google.com/events/ct3ggidu88amu8eo3f1pmksmsi8
"28.10.2015 17:49:00" Timeline Photos Yesterday OIB-South flew a combined land and sea ice mission, collecting data in the Pine Island Glacier region, over the Venables Ice Shelf, and over the Bellingshausen Sea. We are now approaching the end of the campaign with the potential for two
"28.10.2015 14:41:02" plus.google.com NASA Operation IceBridge South - Google+ Participate in an interactive question and answer session with NASA Scientists and Engineers supporting the Operation IceBridge (OIB) campaign over Antarctica. There will be a panel of participants at the University of Magallanes, in Punta Arenas, Ch
"26.10.2015 19:40:45" U.S. Embassy Santiago ¿Se acuerdan de la historia del científico de la NASA que recogió a una perrita callejera en Puerto Natales? Este es el estado actual de Chiflada: jugando por los bosques nevados de Colorado!!!! Qué suerte la de ella, o no?
"26.10.2015 15:20:37" NASA Operation Ice Bridge-Antarctica; "IceBridge mission and the science that is being developed in Magallanes Region, Chile" NASA Operation Ice Bridge-Antarctica; "IceBridge mission and the science that is being developed in Magallanes Region, Chile" Participate in an interactive question and answere session with NASA Scientists and Engineers supporting the Operation IceBridge (OIB) campaign over Antarctica. There will be a panel of particpants at the University of Magallanes, in Punta Arenas, C
"25.10.2015 13:07:56" NASA Operation IceBridge Operating on Sunday Morning out of Punta Arenas, Chile. Today we are targeting the Getz Ice Shelf and Hull Glacier. OIB South; Sunday Morning in Punta Arenas, Chile NASA Operation IceBridge Operating on Sunday Morning out of Punta Arenas, Chile. Today we are targeting the Getz Ice Shelf and Hull Glacier.
"25.10.2015 13:07:56" NASA Operation IceBridge Operating on Sunday Morning out of Punta Arenas, Chile. Today we are targeting the Getz Ice Shelf and Hull Glacier. OIB South; Sunday Morning in Punta Arenas, Chile NASA Operation IceBridge Operating on Sunday Morning out of Punta Arenas, Chile. Today we are targeting the Getz Ice Shelf and Hull Glacier.
"22.10.2015 13:00:09" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post That's a wrap! OIB-North has completed its last science flight of the campaign, just picking up a few lines that had previously been obscured by clouds. Here's an autumn sunrise over the Greenland Ice Sheet, from 22,000' MSL. Local time was approxima
"22.10.2015 12:52:46" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-South prepares for a flight over the Weddell Sea (for sea ice) then the Slessor glacier area for land ice.
"21.10.2015 18:38:26" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-North took advantage of clear skies to complete the Falcon K-EGIG-Summit mission this afternoon, and along the way snapped a shot of the complex and highly active calving front of Jakobshavn Glacier, nicely illuminated by the low setting sun in t
"21.10.2015 14:51:07" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-South had a successful flight along the English and Bryan Coast last night, joining a series of baseline and high priority OIB data lines last flown in 2014. Fuel burn rates meant we were able to add an additional data line to the end of the miss
"21.10.2015 14:05:43" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-North has returned from the Falcon Southwest Coastal C mission, and is close to wrapping up its campaign for the season. Local weather at Kangerlussuaq was again clear this morning, but even colder than yesterday. Ambient temperature at our 0630
"20.10.2015 20:36:06" Timeline Photos OIB-North successfully completed the Falcon Southwest Coastal B mission this afternoon. Here's a nunatak, or mountain completely surrounded by glacial ice, near the southern extremity of the Greenland Ice Sheet, with a patch of the stratus cloud we e
"20.10.2015 14:17:08" Timeline Photos OIB-North has returned from a "mop-up" mission where they cobbled together a series of desired flight lines that were not able to be flown earlier in the campaign. They hope to fly again this afternoon.
"20.10.2015 14:07:24" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-South will be flying one of two missions on either side of the Antarctic Peninsula today. The primary mission is along the southwestern edge of the Peninsula, but if weather conditions don't live up to expectations, the team has an alternate flig
"19.10.2015 19:33:59" Timeline Photos Here's a shot of the rugged plateau which feeds Midgard Glacier from OIB-North's successful Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq B flight this afternoon. (NASA/John Sonntag)
"19.10.2015 15:21:48" Timeline Photos OIB-North plans to head out again this afternoon with the "Falcon Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq Gap B" mission. You can follow along at http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"19.10.2015 14:41:08" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post They're back already! Check out this DMS mosaic of the Helheim Glacier calving front (NASA/DMS/Eric Fraim) and a zoomed-in view of the DYE-2 radar station from 31,000' MSL, at local sunrise. The bright feature behind and to the left of the radar dome
"19.10.2015 14:04:21" Timeline Photos OIB-North will fly the high-priority Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq mission this morning. Weather is excellent for the route.
"18.10.2015 18:59:25" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB-North flew the Falcon Southeast Coastal B flight today, taking advantage of the first weather in many days remotely suitable
for flying an optical remote sensing mission anywhere in the southern half of Greenland. The Icelandic low pressure syste
"16.10.2015 14:38:06" Timeline Photos The good news for OIB-North is that the strenuous efforts of many dedicated people across several NASA centers to get our replacement part up here in record time yesterday morning paid off and the field team was able to get it fully installed and rea
"15.10.2015 20:57:14" Timeline Photos OIB-South flew a mixture of baseline and high priority lines on the Peninsula today, centered on the Crane glacier. The target area was clear though clouded up significantly (a thick haze) as the flight progressed. Low clouds were predominantly to th
"14.10.2015 20:28:58" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Catching up on a couple OIB-South flights as well: The G-V flew one mission over the Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 10, and another over the Pine Island Glacier on Oct. 12.
"14.10.2015 19:42:46" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The OIB-North campaign will remain on the ground for a few days for maintenance on the Falcon aircraft. To date, the campaign has flown 14 science flights (including one or two over the past few days which we¹ve neglected to post.) Here are some high
"14.10.2015 19:30:24" washingtonpost.com NASA to begin first simultaneous missions over both poles NASA’s Operation IceBridge is flying over both the Arctic and Antarctic, on smaller, faster aircraft for the first time. These missions and aircraft represent both a unique opportunity for measuring polar ice, and something of a scientific tradeoff f Looks like the Post has picked up our preview video! http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/nasa-to-begin-first-simultaneous-missions-over-both-poles/2015/10/14/725e59b8-726e-11e5-ba14-318f8e87a2fc_video.html
"13.10.2015 20:45:22" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The Falcon has returned from the Southeast Coast A flight -- check out these great high-altitude photos: The Ikertivaq Glacier complex, from 33,000' MSL, Guldfaxe Glacier, Heimdal Glacier, and Tingmiarmiut Glacier (all credit NASA/John Sonntag).
"13.10.2015 15:23:17" Timeline Photos OIB-North will also fly the high-priority "Falcon Southeast Coastal A" mission today. We are attempting to take advantage of a temporally brief and geographically small window of clear weather in the usually-troublesome area.
"13.10.2015 12:27:50" OIB North Falcon Takeoff Operation IceBridge North HU-25C Falcon taking off from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, departing for Land Ice Mission Falcon - Jakobshavn Eqip Store.
"08.10.2015 15:28:36" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post The OIB-North team has returned from the southwest and has its eyes set to near-north for the afternoon with a flight upslope from Jakobshavn. Here are two shots from the morning flight. First, fjords of southwest Greenland, with the southwestern lob
"08.10.2015 13:02:07" OIB-North will fly the high-priority "Falcon Southwest Coastal A"
mission this morning. Weather is good but we will be racing an incoming front from the Davis Strait, which could obscure the southern tip of Greenland with cirrus by mid-morning. We'r
"07.10.2015 15:23:00" IceBridge Google+ Hangout from twin campaigns In case you missed it on YouTube, here's the Hangout we did last week live from Punta Arenas and Greenland.
"07.10.2015 13:43:15" Timeline Photos OIB-South will fly another hybrid plan with land ice and sea ice today to take advantage of the only cloud hole in the region. The flight area includes the western Weddell Sea and southern peninsula. The primary planned flight path is attached, but d
"06.10.2015 17:47:06" Timeline Photos Check out this DMS mosaic from today's Falcon IceSat-2 North mission. It's composed of six images and includes a rocky area immediately north of Petermann Glacier, with the edge of the glacier at the top of the image. Several frozen progracial lakes
"06.10.2015 13:29:15" Timeline Photos OIB-North will fly the high-priority "Falcon IceSat-2 North" mission
this morning. The mission area is bounded by low clouds to the south, with cirrus in the north and over Petermann Glacier. We've filed for a lower-than-usual altitude in order to
"06.10.2015 03:22:59" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB South returned from their hybrid land/sea ice flight with a high percentage of coverage along their flight lines, and a couple beautiful photos to boot. The first image shows Burke Island near -73 degrees latitude on the Bellingshausen Sea line w
"05.10.2015 20:40:53" Nathan Kurtz talks CryoSat underflights In honor of two sea ice flights in one day, including a successful CryoSat-2 underflight, here's a raw interview clip from Project Scientist Nathan Kurtz explaining one of the two main priorities for the melt season sea ice flights.
"05.10.2015 18:36:08" Timeline Photos Check out the Falcon returning from its 2nd mission of the day over the Arctic Ocean Sea Ice. The Falcon Sea Ice East mission was, targeting a CryoSat-2 underflight just east of Cape Morris Jessup. The spacecraft was overhead at 1740z/1440 local tim
"05.10.2015 15:09:48" Timeline Photos OIB North has completed the Falcon Sea Ice Central flight and is preparing for a second sea ice mission -- Falcon Sea Ice East -- later today. Weather improved considerably today, with clear skies prevailing all across northwest Greenland. On the tra
"05.10.2015 14:00:59" Timeline Photos OIB-North will fly the high-priority "Falcon Sea Ice - Central" flight
this morning. Weather is not ideal, but it is better than we have seen for any of our sea ice targets since our campaign began. We expect to fly a second mission this afternoon,
"05.10.2015 13:58:47" Timeline Photos OIB-South will fly a hybrid plan land ice and sea ice today to take advantage of the only cloud hole in the region. The land ice portion of the mission is a mixture from all of the Getz plans, with repeats of the 2011 LVIS and 2014 ATM lines. The sea
"04.10.2015 02:26:27" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB South had a successful flight today. Check out this high-altitude photo (NASA/David Rabine) and a coverage map showing the combined product of the two peninsula flights this campaign (Michelle Hoffton.)
"03.10.2015 11:45:08" Timeline Photos OIB-South will fly over Palmer Land and the Larsen D ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic Peninsula has seen substantial ice loss in recent years and this flight will cover multiple tracks previously covered by the ICESat satellite to
"02.10.2015 16:00:30" UPDATE: Here's a new link for logging in to the IceBridge Hangout. Hope you can join us! https://goo.gl/Ig7Xej
"02.10.2015 00:28:02" plus.google.com LIVE: NASA Flying Parallel Science Campaigns at Both Poles - Google+ For the first time in its seven years of flights, NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of changes in Earth’s polar ice, is conducting overlapping campaigns in Antarctica and the Arctic. Joining us are: Nathan Kurtz, IceBridge Project Scien Want to chat live with IceBridge team members in Greenland? Or in Punta Arenas? How about both at once? We'll be hosting a Google+ Hangout tomorrow (Friday) at 12 p.m. ET. https://goo.gl/5GLnCB
"01.10.2015 14:30:27" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post Both North and South campaigns are staying on the ground today due to bad weather, but here are a couple DMS images from yesterday's bonus North flight, including large lead in the ice near the Zachariae Glacier and a frozen melt pond. (NASA/Eric Fra
"30.09.2015 16:09:23" Timeline Photos OIB-North is preparing to launch our second flight for today, "Falcon Zachariae-79N". Weather in Thule is slowly worsening, but we expect to have no problems returning here later this afternoon. Weather on-site in northeast Greenland remains good. He
"30.09.2015 15:38:39" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post OIB North has successfully completed the Falcon North-Central Gap 01 mission. The flight included passes over the 79-North and Zachariae glaciers, which are the primary drainages of the massive Northeast Greenland Ice Stream. Because of that, these t
"30.09.2015 01:57:40" Photos from NASA Operation IceBridge's post While OIB North stayed on the ground today due to the weather, OIB South was able to fly their first dedicated sea ice flight of the campaign, over the Weddell Sea. They were able to add in a CryoSat-2 underpass near the eastern portion of their flig
"29.09.2015 18:35:25" washingtonpost.com Scientists declare an “urgent” mission – study West Antarctica, and fast They're homing in on the gigantic Thwaites Glacier, which is bigger than Pennsylvania. A couple OIB photos made it into this in-depth piece on the Thwaites Glacier. No mention of our recent flight however ...
"29.09.2015 14:17:44" youtube.com NASA | IceBridge Flies High over Both Poles For the first time NASA’s Operation IceBridge is flying simultaneous missions over both the Arctic and Antarctic, on smaller, faster aircraft. These campaign... Check out the new promo video for this season's campaigns! [Already in progress ... ] Big thanks to NASA Langley Research Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research for providing footage of integration and testing! https://youtu.be/OUbX
"29.09.2015 14:03:42" Timeline Photos OIB South has crossed the Antarctic Peninsula on the way to fly the Seele Loop mission in the Weddell Sea. You can follow along at http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"28.09.2015 20:02:09" Timeline Photos IceBridge North has returned from their sea ice flight this afternoon, which despite significant cloud cover was the best option available. Falcon pilots Taylor Thorsen (left) and Greg Slover (right) are seen here preparing for flight in the aircraft
"28.09.2015 13:41:27" Timeline Photos After a 2.5 hr delay to allow weather to improve, OIB North will fly the "Falcon Sea Ice West" flight today.
"28.09.2015 01:46:29" pbs.twimg.com pbs.twimg.com Had a great time at Explore NASA Goddard sharing IceBridge science with many of the 20,000 visitors who came by. It was inspiring to see the looks on the faces of the kids in particular who were pretty amazed by what we do.
"26.09.2015 14:00:56" Timeline Photos Today OIB South will fly on the southwestern side of the Antarctic Peninsula. The peninsula area is typically tough to get as the area is often cloudy. Today, clouds may affect the southern part of the line, but forecasts show a small gap that we sho
"25.09.2015 16:35:51" Timeline Photos OIB North had a successful flight over the NW Coast today, flying at 31,000 feet with nearly ideal weather. Here's a DMS image of melt ponds near the Melville Bay coast of Greenland. The ponds are partially refrozen now and appear somewhat dark in co
"25.09.2015 12:15:47" Timeline Photos OIB-North will fly the low-priority Northwest Coastal B flight today. All sea ice and higher-priority land ice flights are clouded this morning. We also plan a short afternoon flight today, a local Thule flight to conduct several ramp passes. As alw
"25.09.2015 12:11:30" Timeline Photos Here's a photo of what appear to be tabular ice bergs surrounded by an icy melange from OIB South's successful completion of the baseline priority Thwaites A line yesterday. Despite conflicting weather forecasts the line turned out to be clear and ex
"24.09.2015 19:55:19" Timeline Photos The Falcon has returned to Thule after a successful high-priority Northwest Coastal A mission. Here's a view of Thule Air Base and its environs, from 30,000' and a dozen miles to the north. The base itself lies just to the right of center. The three
"24.09.2015 17:32:46" USCG Petty Officer 1/C Matthew Tyson, Ice Analyst from the National/Naval Ice Center, is participating in IceBridge this Fall. Today he was able to fly on the NASA HU-25C Falcon, which used to be used for United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue O Operation IceBridge Arctic 2015; Fall Falcon 9/24 USCG Petty Officer 1/C Matthew Tyson, Ice Analyst from the National/Naval Ice Center, is participating in IceBridge this Fall. Today he was able to fly on the NASA HU-25C Falcon, which used to be used for United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue O
"24.09.2015 17:32:46" USCG Petty Officer 1/C Matthew Tyson, Ice Analyst from the National/Naval Ice Center, is participating in IceBridge this Fall. Today he was able to fly on the NASA HU-25C Falcon, which used to be used for United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue O Operation IceBridge Arctic 2015; Fall Falcon 9/24 USCG Petty Officer 1/C Matthew Tyson, Ice Analyst from the National/Naval Ice Center, is participating in IceBridge this Fall. Today he was able to fly on the NASA HU-25C Falcon, which used to be used for United States Coast Guard Search and Rescue O
"24.09.2015 13:55:10" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA Airborne Science Program A NASA instrument nestled in the belly of a small plane flew over Greenland’s ice sheet and the Arctic Ocean’s icy waters. Flying above creviced g... Will it be Thwaites ... or perhaps Pine Island this morning for OIB South? The G-V is currently heading toward the Thwaites region, but a few forecast models are showing clouds moving in on part of the line. A divert to the Pine Island Glacier for th
"24.09.2015 13:48:30" Timeline Photos OIB-North will fly the "Falcon-Northwest Coastal A" mission this
morning. Weather is perfectly clear all along the route.
"23.09.2015 22:20:19" NASA Goddard NASA to Fly Parallel Science Campaigns at Both Poles http://go.nasa.gov/1OStY34
For the first time in its seven years of flights, NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of changes in Earth’s polar ice, is conducting overlapping campaigns in Nice article on the simultaneous southern and northern hemisphere IceBridge campaigns. With the successful completion of the Arctic flight today, we are now officially in operation in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
"23.09.2015 13:38:34" Timeline Photos The IceBridge 2015 post-melt season is also underway in Greenland, as the Falcon has departed on the North Central Gap 02 mission. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"22.09.2015 13:17:52" Timeline Photos Operation IceBridge will attempt the first flight of its 2015 Antarctic campaign today over the Thwaites, Smith, and Kohler glaciers.
"10.09.2015 15:11:51" NASA Goddard "I am a geek in every sense of the word," says cryospheric scientist John Sonntag. He is standing in front of NASA-426, the Wallops-based P-3 aircraft shortly after the P-3's arrival at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, for flight operations supporting Op Check out this great write up on one of our all-star geeks!
"28.08.2015 00:43:04" NASA Goddard At 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Friday, Aug. 28, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, will host a live TV program about agency research into how and why the massive Greenland ice sheet is changing. The event features scientists a
"26.08.2015 16:01:30" Media telecon starting in 30 minutes!
"20.08.2015 01:30:39" NASA Sea Level Earth's seas are the greatest influence on global climate. From space we observe our vast oceans on a global scale and monitor critical changes. Next week NASA will showcase a wide array of exciting research, including Operation IceBridge, that relates to the issue of sea level rise. Stay tuned for more ... https://www.facebook.com/sealevelNASA
"04.06.2015 16:28:17" Our feature looking back at the successful 2015 Arctic campaign is live! http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/operation-icebridge-concludes-2015-arctic-campaign. And check out this beautiful video shot and edited by Nasreen Alkhateeb while she was in
"22.05.2015 14:13:59" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA::Airborne Science Program::Aircraft Tracker The C-130 is headed home! Follow along on the final leg of the journey as the team transits on down to the Eastern Shore: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"20.05.2015 14:46:21" Operation IceBridge is ending its Arctic 2015 campaign a few days early due to maintenance issues with the aircraft, and the team hopes to transit home soon. Congratulations to the field team on the completion of 33 eight-hour science flights, includ
"18.05.2015 17:09:33" IceBridge is on the ground today, performing maintenance on the C-130.
"15.05.2015 14:57:52" The team is back in action today, flying North-Central Gap 01.
"13.05.2015 12:04:01" The team will stay on the ground today as they work through some maintenance issues. Here's the C-130 on the ramp this morning, with a light dusting of local snow. (NASA/Jim Yungel)
"12.05.2015 12:48:38" IceBridge will fly two glacier centerlines NASA has never flown before, Waltershausen and Mikkelsen Glaciers, both on the rugged east coast of Greenland, and will survey the interior of the ice sheet as well. You can follow along at: http://airbornes
"11.05.2015 14:10:42" OIB plans to fly over a dozen glaciers today in Northwest Greenland. The coastal fog which normally prevails in the area this time of year is being pushed offshore by weak outflow ahead of an approaching warm front from the south, making today the li
"08.05.2015 14:01:15" IceBridge will head back out over sea ice today. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"07.05.2015 11:54:15" IceBridge is heading over to survey Canadian icecaps today. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/ But don't be surprised if the C-130 deviates from the plan. The team is watching the weather carefully and may make some in-
"06.05.2015 12:58:26" The team will fly some of Greenland's northern glaciers today, including Steensby, Ryder, and Hagen Glaciers, re-fly ATM lines on the Flade Ice Cap near Station Nord, then return to Thule along the British North Greenland Expedition traverse line. De
"05.05.2015 21:07:58" Here's a shot of an outlet glacier (credit NASA/Jim Yungel) from today's flight.
"05.05.2015 13:48:25" OIB will fly the baseline-priority "IceSat-2 North / CryoSat-2 SARIn"
flight today. Weather over the target area is clear.
"04.05.2015 14:33:10" IceBridge is on the ground today finishing up some maintenance, but plans to be back in the air tomorrow. Here's a photo of Dundas Mountain taken yesterday. You can see there's considerably less snow than when OIB was here just a month ago. (Credit:
"01.05.2015 12:32:39" OIB will fly the high-priority "Northwest Coastal A" flight today. We
expect clear skies, with very isolated pockets of coastal fog (which
tends to be prevalent along the Melville Bay coast in springtime). We may be forced to shorten the flight slig
"29.04.2015 21:05:13" The C-130 is back in Thule after a transit from Kangerlussuaq, and the IceBridge team will soon commence the final third of this year's Arctic field campaign.
"28.04.2015 20:22:19" Three very different photos from today's flight. First, a grouping of large icebergs in the embayment of Ikertivaq Glacier. The water is clear enough so that underwater portions of the icebergs are visible. Each large iceberg is several hundred meter
"28.04.2015 14:02:12" The C-130 will survey several more glaciers in southeast Greenland today. Follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"28.04.2015 02:58:19" sciencedirect.com Bathymetry in Petermann fjord from Operation IceBridge aerogravity Petermann Glacier is a major glacier in northern Greenland, maintaining one of the few remaining floating ice tongues in Greenland. Monitoring programs, such as NASA's Operation IceBridge have surveyed Petermann Glacier over several decades and have Check out this recent publication from the grav team! http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X15002216
"27.04.2015 20:49:56" The team had another successful flight out of Kangerlussuaq today. Check out these shots of Greenlandic nunataks (isolated mountains entirely surrounded by glacial ice) and fjords near the Davis Strait. Both NASA/John Sonntag
"27.04.2015 14:10:19" IceBridge flies Southwest Coastal B today.
"25.04.2015 13:21:43" OIB will fly the unprioritized "Jakobshavn 02 - Mop-up" mission today. This mission plan combines the low-priority Jakobshavn 02 flight (minus the Rink and Kangerdlugssup centerlines, which were flown already) with the two uppermost lines from the hi
"24.04.2015 19:41:08" The team has returned from the Geikie Peninsula and a mission with a particularly squirrelly flight path, flying the centerlines of eight Geikie Peninsula glaciers. As John Sonntag puts it, "the scenery today was, in a word, spectacular. The Geikie a
"24.04.2015 13:44:41" IceBridge will tackle the last major "hole" in its coverage of south Greenland today with a trip to the rugged and distinctive Geikie Peninsula. http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"24.04.2015 02:39:02" Two photos from today's flight: First, a small tributary glacier, entering the main channel of the much larger Rink Glacier, from the north, and second, the lower portion of the Kangerdlugssup Glacier, with its characteristic half-dome shaped mountai
"23.04.2015 12:17:48" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA::Airborne Science Program::Aircraft Tracker OIB will fly the baseline-priority Jakobshavn-Eqip-Store mission today. Skies are almost perfectly clear over the target area now, and are forecast to improve further as the morning goes on. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tr
"22.04.2015 13:23:27" OIB will fly the medium-priority Southeast Flank 01 mission today.
Weather is marginal for all higher-priority flights today, but we expect improvement tomorrow in the Jakobshavn area. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"21.04.2015 20:06:07" instagram.com NASA Goddard on Instagram: “NASA’s Operation IceBridge is deep into its Arctic 2015 campaign,... “NASA’s Operation IceBridge is deep into its Arctic 2015 campaign, flying low over Greenland’s ice sheets, outlet glaciers, and Arctic sea ice. The…” If you like your videos short and sweet: https://instagram.com/p/1vY0ZNt_Ps/
"21.04.2015 19:35:50" Here's a shot from today's flight of Lille ("Little") Glacier, viewed from the southeast. This glacier's neighbor to the south is known as Store ("Big") Glacier, which not surprisingly is larger. Both glaciers are situated about 75 miles north of J
"21.04.2015 14:11:56" Under clear skies, IceBridge is currently surveying the catchment area of the Jakobshavn Glacier. You can follow along at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"20.04.2015 20:31:19" Here's a small dose of how it feels to be part of the IceBridge team during a typical Kangerlussuaq morning, from that frigid ride to the airfield to wheels up over gorgeous Greenlandic scenery.
"20.04.2015 20:16:58" Two shots from today's flight. First, a deglaciated valley on Canada's Baffin Island, southwest of the Penny Ice Cap (NASA/John Sonntag). And second, a stunning series of lenticular clouds, near the northwestern edge of the Penny Ice Cap. Lenticular
"20.04.2015 16:29:42" IceBridge is on the way back from a short hop over the Davis Strait, flying the low-priority Penny 01 flight today, over the Penny Ice Cap on Canada's southern Baffin Island. All of southern Greenland was clouded today.
"18.04.2015 20:10:41" The team had a good flight over the southwest coast today. Tomorrow will be a 'hard down' day for crew rest, with potential flights resuming Monday. Here's a image courtesy John Sonntag of the south coast of Greenland, a few dozen miles west of Cape
"18.04.2015 19:31:19" While we're waiting for some images from today's flight, here's a recent shot of the aurora over Kangerlussuaq from OIB's Kyle Krabill.
"18.04.2015 11:22:29" Today the team will attempt the mission “Southwest Coastal A”, with a forecast of good weather along the target areas. You can follow the aircraft at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"17.04.2015 12:55:06" OIB will fly the high-priority Umanaq B mission today. This will be our first mission on Greenland's west coast, and the only mission possible given today's weather outlook.
"15.04.2015 17:26:01" IceBridge has a down day today, but here are a couple pictures from one of the classrooms that have been participating in the educational chats we've been conducting with students across the country. (More than 130 so far!) These shots are courtesy K
"14.04.2015 21:07:19" A couple great shots and photo captions from today's flight courtesy John Sonntag. First: "The coastal area between Helheim and Kangerdlugssuaq Glaciers features unreal-looking knife-edge ridges, hundreds of nunataks, and cornices of a huge scale fed
"14.04.2015 13:26:54" The C-130 is on the move again, heading back to Helheim.
"13.04.2015 14:25:24" Today IceBridge's flight is designed to help measure the change in surface elevation over time in the catchment areas of the many major glaciers in southeast Greenland. It also reflies the centerlines of the Fritdjof Glacier, as well as the two centr
"12.04.2015 01:27:01" Here's a photo from today's flight courtesy Rob Russell, and a field report from Field Team Lead John Sonntag: "The weather across southern Greenland deteriorated again today, with the entire southwest coast of the island affected by a weather front
"11.04.2015 12:23:03" Today's mission includes centerline flights over six more glaciers: DeGeer, Jaette, Nordenskiold, Wahlenberg, Violin and Nord.
"10.04.2015 23:14:31" A shot from just one of many glacier runs IceBridge accomplished today. The team reports good data collected the entire flight.
"10.04.2015 14:39:29" And as always you can follow the aircraft at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"10.04.2015 12:19:10" Glacier runs today, and lots of them.
"09.04.2015 12:34:04" Today IceBridge will focus on the interior of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Follow the aircraft at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"08.04.2015 21:08:41" Today we successfully completed “Helheim-Kangerdlugssuaq”, which took us to the east coast over some mountainous terrain and glaciers. The east coast has some nice sights, and the weather fully cooperated with us today with the exception of areas aro
"08.04.2015 12:07:22" Today IceBridge will attempt the first land ice flight of the campaign with an old favorite. You can follow the C-130 at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"07.04.2015 20:34:24" Here's a map showing this campaign's flight paths to date, representing solid coverage of the accessible portions of the Arctic basin.
"07.04.2015 14:23:22" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Laser-like Focus on Arctic Sea Ice : Image of the Day In twilight conditions, green lasers that measure polar ice are easily visible with the naked eye. check out this great write-up on NASA's Earth Observatory
"06.04.2015 15:06:08" After nine science flights over sea ice IceBridge has wrapped up its first Thule deployment of the field season and is currently on the transit down to Kangerlussuaq, the new base of operations for the next three weeks.
"03.04.2015 16:59:36" Having re-established operations out of Thule, IceBridge heads back out over the sea ice today.
"01.04.2015 20:37:55" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"01.04.2015 20:37:55" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"01.04.2015 15:42:48" The C-130 left Fairbanks early this morning on its transit back to Thule ... but naturally it's not just a relocation but a science mission as well, providing data on the thickness gradient and distribution of perennial and seasonal ice across the Ar
"30.03.2015 18:02:41" IceBridge flight lines are never random -- they're carefully chosen based on a whole range of science objectives. But today's zigzag north of Alaska has an impressive array of goals as you can see from a condensed mission description:
This mission i
"29.03.2015 16:43:21" IceBridge will head into the western Arctic Basin today for a sea ice mission under clear skies.
"27.03.2015 19:12:23" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"27.03.2015 19:12:23" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"27.03.2015 18:36:28" OIB heads out into the Beaufort today on the first of our Fairbanks-based flights. So far this campaign it's been all about the sea ice, which makes sense early in the season. You can follow the C-130 at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"26.03.2015 18:24:42" nasa.gov IceBridge Overflies Norwegian Camp On Drifting Sea Ice Operation IceBridge successfully overflew a drifting Norwegian research vessel locked into the sea ice in the Fram Strait during its first flight of the 2015 Arctic field season. Check out this feature and video about our recent overflight of the Lance! http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/spr15/icebridge-overflies-norwegian-camp-on-drifting-sea-ice/
"26.03.2015 14:34:28" After a few successful sea ice missions based out of Thule, the OIB team has embarked on a long transect of sea ice en route to Fairbanks along the Laxon Line. You can follow the C-130's progress at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"25.03.2015 19:41:51" The team completed a successful North Pole Transect mission today, and snapped this shot of the extended sunrise near the pole.
"25.03.2015 13:00:15" This morning IceBridge heads north. All the way north.
Follow us at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"25.03.2015 00:31:17" NASA Operation IceBridge My project!
"24.03.2015 19:53:19" The C-130 has returned from a successful zigzag across Arctic sea ice, including regions of multi-year ice near the coast and the gradient to thinner ice closer to the Pole. The mission also included three passes over a collaborative study site with
"24.03.2015 14:50:33" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"24.03.2015 14:50:33" Photos from the field -- OIB Arctic 2015
"24.03.2015 13:28:43" IceBridge will fly the "Sea Ice - Zigzag East" mission today. This flight includes 5 passes over a collaborative study site with a ground team from the University of Manitoba located on shore-fast ice near Station Nord in northeastern Greenland.
"20.03.2015 20:13:29" nasa.gov Operation IceBridge Debuts Its Seventh Arctic Campaign NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice, successfully completed its first Greenland research flight of 2015 on March 19, thus launching its seventh Arctic campaign. And here's the feature story: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2015/march/operation-icebridge-debuts-its-seventh-arctic-campaign/
"20.03.2015 20:12:53" youtube.com NASA | IceBridge Kicks Off Campaign with “New” Aircraft NASA’s Operation IceBridge is back in the field, but this time, there’s a twist. Instead of using the P-3 or DC-8 aircraft from previous campaigns, they’ve o... Update: it's looking like IceBridge will remain in Thule a while longer before attempting the run to Fairbanks. In the meantime, check out the kickoff video for this year's campaign: https://youtu.be/TJLUzcUrqXw
"20.03.2015 12:09:19" Having just completed the first science flight from Thule, Operation IceBridge will now temporarily relocate to Fairbanks, Alaska for the next few days, flying there via the "Sea Ice - Laxon Line" mission to get a wide transect of Arctic sea ice.
"19.03.2015 20:18:33" First one in the books! The team completed “Nansen Gap / Thule”, and overflew the “Lance” adrift in the ice. They successfully collected data during the transit to and from the target area at high altitude and at low altitude in the target area.
"19.03.2015 11:49:07" IceBridge will attempt its first science flight of the campaign today, called Sea Ice Nansen Gap, which will include one or two passes over the ship “Lance” which is a research vessel currently lodged in sea ice. Follow us at: http://airbornescience
"17.03.2015 20:57:23" This just in from Greenland:
"Operation IceBridge successfully ferried to Thule Air Base, Greenland, today. We had a nice tailwind almost all the way and arrived shortly after 1400 local time. Tomorrow we will unload the aircraft, set up ground sta
"17.03.2015 09:58:32" Operation IceBridge took off this morning at 5:28 AM from Wallop's Flight Facility! They are currently on their way to Thule, Greenland!
"17.03.2015 01:38:23" flickr.com IceBridge Arctic 2015 Operation IceBridge is ready to head north for its spring campaign over Arctic sea ice and the ice sheets and glaciers of Greenland and northern Canada. This campaign is scheduled to run from March 17 though May 22. IceBridge is all set to head towards Thule in the wee hours tomorrow! During the campaign, you can check in on the mission here of course, as well as our Flickr gallery: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_ice/sets/72157650973820319/
"16.03.2015 12:16:45" In preparation for deployment to Thule, the C-130 gets towed out of the hangar at sunrise this morning to support our final check flight. Photo courtesy: NASA/Christy Hansen.
"13.03.2015 14:34:27" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA::Airborne Science Program::Aircraft Tracker Don't forget to follow us as we fly using NASA's flight tracker system (link below). We just took off this morning from a sunny cool Wallops on our first project check flight to check instrument performance. http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"12.03.2015 20:51:49" Operation IceBridge test flights are underway for the Arctic 2015 campaign! Here’s a hyperlapse of the NASA’s C-130 aircraft landing at Goddard’s Wallops Flight Facility after a successful functional check flight over the Atlantic on March 12, 2015.
"12.03.2015 20:43:04" vice.com VICE | United States | The Definitive Guide to Enlightening Information VICE.com is an ever-expanding nebula of immersive investigative journalism, uncomfortable sociological examination, uncouth activities, making fun of people who should know better, and award-winning documentaries from a worldwide network of contribut For the rest of this week, even people who don't get HBO can watch the "Our Rising Oceans" episode featuring IceBridge: http://www.vice.com/read/watch-the-premiere-of-our-new-season-of-vice-on-hbo-right-now-041?utm_source=vicetwitterus
"06.03.2015 16:13:18" Operation IceBridge will be featured tonight on the HBO show VICE at 11 PM ET during their "Our Rising Oceans” episode!
"03.03.2015 16:29:27" earthobservatory.nasa.gov A Mitten Materializes in Greenland : Image of the Day A lake below the the Flade Isblink ice cap drained and created an unusual shape in the ice. A nice writeup on "the mitten" from air and space: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85376&eocn=home&eoci=iotd_readmore
"18.02.2015 21:52:58" nasa.gov NASA Airborne Science Mission Brings the Spirit of Adventure into the Classroom Across the United States and around the world, students now can participate in deployed NASA Airborne Science Missions. Here's a great feature on the NASA Airborne Science Program's outreach efforts, including live chats between students and members of the IceBridge team during each deployment: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/nasa-s-airborne-science-missions-bring-the-spirit
"17.02.2015 20:18:54" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Landsat Goes Over the Top: A Long View of the Arctic : Feature Articles Hitch a ride with Landsat 8 as it takes flight over the North Pole on the solstice. Check out this elegant Arctic long swath courtesy of Landsat 8: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/ArcticLongSwath/
"29.01.2015 20:48:09" www.wired.com Science Graphic of the Week: The Greenland Ice Sheet in 3-D | WIRED Thanks to global warming, rising sea levels threaten to permanently flood low-lying regions around the world from the Maldives to Manhattan. The increasing temperatures melt glaciers and polar ice, inundating the oceans with freshwater. One block of We made Science Graphic of the Week!
"23.01.2015 19:00:03" Greenland Ice Sheet in 3D Cutaway Peering into the thousands of frozen layers inside Greenland’s ice sheet is like looking back in time. Each layer provides a record of what Earth’s climate was like at the dawn of civilization, or during the last ice age, or during an ancient period And if you've only got 15 seconds ...
"23.01.2015 14:11:14" www.nasa.gov NASA Data Peers into Greenland’s Ice Sheet Scientists have created the first-ever comprehensive map of the layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, using radar data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge. Greenland in 3D! Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data have produced a new map of internal layers within the Greenland Ice Sheet. This lets researchers know how much ice remains in Greenland from different past eras, giving clues as to how the
"21.01.2015 20:37:44" www.nasa.gov NASA Data Spot Refilling Lakes in Greenland Scientists using data from a variety of sources like satellites and NASA's Operation IceBridge discovered a subglacial lake in Greenland that rapidly drained and refilled with surface meltwater. A new study published in the journal Nature outlines how a research team found evidence of a rapidly draining and refilling lake beneath the ice in Greenland. This study was funded by the National Science Foundation and conducted by researchers from
"21.01.2015 15:54:04" icebridge.gsfc.nasa.gov Arctic 2015 « Operation IceBridge Operation IceBridge observers, measures, and images polar ice on the Earth. An early draft of the glaciers and ice sheet flights for the upcoming Arctic campaign is available for viewing:
Guidelines for providing input into the planning process can be found here:
"13.01.2015 15:48:10" www.nasa.gov Rivers Are Draining Greenland Quickly: NASA-UCLA Meltwater rivers flowing on Greenland's frozen surface may contribute as much to global sea level rise as all other processes that drain water from the ice sheet combined.
"07.01.2015 14:24:42" www.popsci.com Scientists Spend Arctic Winter Adrift On An Ice Floe Sunset Over The Arctic Ice NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, CC by 2.0 When it comes to travel, the Arctic is not a typical destination, especially in the depths of winter. And even the most hardy travelers will tend to stick to the land. But for two Ships, planes and hovercraft? Scientists studying Earth's polar regions use a variety of ways to get around. Now, a Norwegian research team using a hovercraft is spending the winter in the Arctic to study the dynamic sea ice there and look for clues
"05.01.2015 17:06:47" ICESat-2 kicks off the New Year with an animation of the satellite's deployment and six laser beams Check out this new animation from our colleagues working on NASA's ICESat-2 satellite.
"22.12.2014 17:25:23" climate.nasa.gov Climate Change Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA. The ocean has a huge effect on Earth's polar ice from sea ice to floating ice shelves. Show what you know about the ocean with a new NASA's Know Your Earth quiz.
"19.12.2014 17:01:11" news.osu.edu The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD | News Room - The Ohio State University The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together they show the ice sheet as a kind of living body—flowing, crumbling and melti Greenland in breathtaking detail!
Researchers at The Ohio State University and the University of Minnesota have put together new, publicly available maps of Greenland using images from DigitalGlobe’s Worldview-1 and 2 satellites. Check out the link
"17.12.2014 15:39:49" girlsonice.org Girls on Ice More than your typical outdoor experience Girls on Ice is a unique, FREE, wilderness science education program for high school girls. Each year two teams of 9 teenage girls and 3 instructors spend 12 days exploring and learning about mountain glacier Here's an opportunity for high school girls to take part in a free wilderness science education program in either Alaska or the North Cascades. Check out the link below for more information and to apply. Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2015.
"15.12.2014 21:23:45" www.nasa.gov Hidden Movements of Greenland Ice Sheet, Runoff Revealed The latest observations of the Greenland Ice Sheet show how it moves toward the sea and provide new insights into the hidden plumbing of melt water flowing under the snowy surface. A newly published paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and a news briefing at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco reveal new findings on movement of the Greenland Ice Sheet and the complex behavior of water
"15.12.2014 17:24:39" At AGU's annual meeting? Check out the IceBridge open town hall meeting in Moscone West 2007 at 12:30 PST.
You can find out about more AGU sessions using the 2014 Fall Meeting program at https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/meetingapp.cgi
"09.12.2014 20:14:20" www.nasa.gov NASA's IceBridge Antarctic Campaign Wraps Up NASA’s Operation IceBridge recently completed its 2014 Antarctic campaign, marking the mission’s sixth set of flights over Antarctica. Check out this new feature story looking back at the recently completed IceBridge Antarctic campaign.
"09.12.2014 15:08:46" www.shackleton100.com Shackleton 100 Antarctica - Virtual tour of Antarctica and video of Antarctica facts and information Explore Antarctica thanks to our Antarctica virtual tour pages and animated video. Find out more about what makes Antarctica special and unique on our planet. Here’s a new interactive map from the people at Shackleton 100, a site marking the 100 years that have passed since Ernest Schackleton’s mission to Antarctica. Click on the red dots on the map for a virtual tour that lets you see various sites in and
"08.12.2014 19:10:27" www.futurelearn.com Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions — University of Exeter — FutureLearn This course aims to explain the science of climate change, the risks it poses and the solutions available to reduce those risks. Here's something for the teachers and students out there. The University of Exeter in the U.K. has a free online course on climate science aimed at students who will be entering university. This eight-week-long course begins Jan. 12. For more informa
"05.12.2014 14:38:11" It's test prep time for ATLAS, ICESat-2's laser altimeter!
ATLAS engineers are getting ready for a comprehensive performance test for the electrical components of the instrument, known as avionics. With the flight components in place on the ATLAS box Timeline Photos The ICESat-2 team has made another step toward getting the satellite ready with a performance test for its laser altimeter, ATLAS.
"02.12.2014 22:02:26" www.jpl.nasa.gov West Antarctic Melt Rate Has Tripled: NASA-UC Irvine A comprehensive, 21-year analysis of the fastest-melting region of Antarctica has found that the melt rate of glaciers there has tripled during the last decade. A new study using IceBridge measurements along with data from satellite observations and other sources shows that the melt rate of portions of West Antarctica has tripled in the last 10 years.
"02.12.2014 16:52:17" earthobservatory.nasa.gov From Gamma Rays to Glaciers : Notes from the Field : Blogs Hi, my name is Craig Swenson. I’m one of the newest members of the NASA Operation IceBridge operation, having joined the Airborne Topographical Mapper (ATM) team days before being deployed to Punta Arenas, Chile to join the rest of the IceBridge team Here's a blog post about the IceBridge field experience written by a a new member of the team.
"01.12.2014 17:22:31" Celebrating a unique international agreement: the Dec. 1 anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty
"Recognizing that it is in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue forever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes... Cover Photos Today marks the anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty, an international agreement setting Antarctica aside for peaceful purposes.
"25.11.2014 14:29:24" news.science360.gov AUV explores Antarctic sea ice Scientists successfully test an unmanned underwater vehicle beneath Antarctic sea ice. IceBridge studies sea ice by flying instruments 1,500 feet over the surface. But in today's NSF Science360 video we see a group of researchers who are using an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, to study Antarctic sea ice from below.
"24.11.2014 18:43:45" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - Antarctic 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. IceBridge closes out the 2014 Antarctic field campaign with four more science flights.
"22.11.2014 10:47:35" Today, IceBridge will fly the last science mission on this deployment. We will take off at 13:00UTC/10:00L to collect data over a new area along the English Cost.
"21.11.2014 10:48:43" IceBridge will collect data over the Thwaites Glacier tributaries and the upper catchment area on today's flight. We will take off at 12:00 UTC/09:00 L for an 11.3 hour flight. It's good to be back in the air again after a couple of days on the groun
"19.11.2014 21:13:56" earthobservatory.nasa.gov East and West: The Geography of Antarctica : Notes from the Field : Blogs At first, the geography of Antarctica might seem a little confusing. From space, much of Antarctica looks featureless and white, meaning there are few features to guide you. It’s one thing to know that Pine Island Glacier is in West Antarctica, but f Where's the Weddell Sea? Searching for the Shackleton Range? Check out this blog post on some of the basics of Antarctic geography.
"19.11.2014 17:29:13" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - Antarctic 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. IceBridge builds on its successful campaign, reaching high priority areas that were previously inaccessible due to poor weather.
"17.11.2014 10:26:03" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Finding a Constellation with a Laser : Image of the Day Operation IceBridge spotted a piece of U.S. history and measured it with a lidar instrument. Check out this short feature about IceBrigde on NASA's Earth Observatory website:
"17.11.2014 00:17:40" IceBridge flew over the Fleming Glacier today and collected data over a new survey grid. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"16.11.2014 10:44:30" IceBridge will collect data over Alexander Island and Fleming Glacier today, an area with beautiful mountains and glaciers. Takeoff is at 12:00UTC/09:00L.
"15.11.2014 23:42:45" IceBridge flew by the Heritage Range in the Ellsworth Mountains today. We successfully completed science flight number 19 and collected good data all day. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"15.11.2014 10:48:36" IceBridge will collect data over the Institute Ice Stream today. This is a new mission intended to acquire ice surface elevation change data along ICESat lines as well as ice thickness and gravity in an area where there is very little data. Takeoff i
"14.11.2014 23:39:27" View of the Forrestal Range in the Pensacola Mountains during today's flight. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"14.11.2014 10:45:09" IceBridge will collect data over the Foundation Ice Stream and Support Force Glacier today. Takeoff is at 12:00Z/09:00L. Follow us on: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"13.11.2014 10:50:46" IceBridge will collect data over sea ice in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas today. Takeoff is at 12:00Z/09:00L.
Follow us on: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"11.11.2014 23:47:54" vimeo.com Flying over the Antarctic Peninsula with NASA IceBridge Footage from the cockpit shot during a low altitude survey flight over the Antarctic Peninsula with NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory. Shot with a GoPro camera in 4K… Check out this video shot in the cockpit on yesterday's flight over the scenic Antarctic Peninsula:
"11.11.2014 10:44:22" IceBridge will collect data over the Getz Ice Shelf today (mission plan Getz A) and the upper catchment of both, the Smith and Kohler Glaciers. Takeoff is all 12Z/09L. Follow us at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"11.11.2014 08:50:05" NASA Operation IceBridge Larsen D Ice Shelf 2 The NASA DC-8 Airborne Laboratory conducts a low-altitude land ice survey over the Larsen D Ice Shelf during the Operation IceBridge mission over Antarctica ... Check out this time lapse video of the Larsen D ice shelf from Jane Peterson at NSERC, shot during an IceBridge flight on October 18, 2014.
"11.11.2014 08:20:34" View from the flight station during yesterday's flight over the Antarctic Peninsula. George VI Sound is to the left. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"10.11.2014 10:39:15" IceBridge will fly the mission plan "South Peninsula" today. Duration is 11.0 hours. We are expecting to see some great scenery on today's flight. Takeoff is at 12:00Z/09:00L.
"09.11.2014 03:28:04" IceBridge collected data over the Shackleton Range in Coats Land today along an ICESat ground track. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"08.11.2014 10:12:49" vimeo.com Mt Murphy Antarctica Mt. Murphy, Antarctica, seen from the NASA DC-8 aircraft during a science flight over Smith, Kohler, and Pope Glaciers. Mt. Murphy in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica, seen during yesterday's flight over Smith, Kohler, and Pope Glaciers. Time lapse: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"07.11.2014 23:05:21" Mt. Murphy in Marie Byrd Land during today's mission. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"07.11.2014 20:24:28" www.nasa.gov USS Constellation and Thurston Island: Nov. 5 IceBridge collected some rare images on a flight out of Punta Arenas, Chile on Nov. 5, 2014, on a science flight over western Antarctica. Check out this new compilation of IceBridge photos from the Nov. 5 survey flight over the Ferrigno and Alison ice streams and Abbot Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
"07.11.2014 10:43:21" IceBridge will fly the Thwaites-Smith-Kohler 8 mission today. Takeoff 12Z/9L from Punta Arenas.
"06.11.2014 11:08:43" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Reducing the Impact: Environmental Protection in Antarctica : Notes from the Field : Blogs Antarctica is one of the most inaccessible places on Earth. Yet in spite of this, it is highly vulnerable to human impacts. This vulnerability along with the pristine nature of much of Antarctica is what has motivated a number of protective regulatio To protect the Antarctic environment, IceBridge follows various rules and routes flights to avoid wildlife.
"06.11.2014 10:50:22" Today IceBridge will fly the Pine Island Glacier Arch mission. Follow our progress on NASA's flight tracker: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker
"06.11.2014 01:06:55" A small hole in the clouds revealed newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an ice berg on today's flight. Photo: Digital Mapping System/NASA.
"06.11.2014 01:04:56" The USS Constellation was anchored outside Punta Arenas this morning and within our flight path to Antarctica. We used the even surface of the flight deck of the carrier as a calibration target in order to help with IceBridge instrument validation. P
"05.11.2014 10:50:14" Today IceBridge will fly the Ferrigno-Alison-Abbot 01 mission. Follow our progress on the NASA Airborne Science flight tracker: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker
"05.11.2014 00:33:49" The USS Constellation, a decommissioned US Navy aircraft carrier, is being towed through the Strait of Magellan and can be seen from Punta Arenas. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"04.11.2014 18:50:44" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Birds and Planes Research flights over Antarctica generally travel over some of the most remote, lifeless places on Earth. But penguins call the Antarctic coastline home. Tha... Here's a new video about how IceBridge mission planners work to avoid disturbing Antarctic wildlife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHiPPbU6M10
"04.11.2014 17:22:03" Instagram nasagoddard's video on Instagram Research flights over Antarctica generally travel over some of the most remote, lifeless places on Earth. But penguins call the Antarctic coastline home. That’s why flight planners with NASA’s Operation IceBridge pay close attention to penguin habita
"04.11.2014 01:24:38" www.nasa.gov Glaciers and Mountains in West Antarctica Glaciers and mountains in the evening sun are seen on an Operation IceBridge research flight, returning from West Antarctica on Oct. 29, 2014. A photo taken during an IceBridge flight on October 29 is today's image of the day on the NASA website:
"03.11.2014 23:32:24" Mt. Murphy in Marie Byrd Land next to Thwaites Glacier seen on today's flight. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"03.11.2014 10:40:43" Today IceBridge will fly the Thwaites A mission, a baseline survey of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier. Follow our progress on NASA's Airborne Science aircraft tracker: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"03.11.2014 00:26:01" IceBridge is back from a 10.9 hour flight over Marie Byrd Land today. We have collected data over a new area for us, extending both, the spatial and temporal coverage of laser altimeter measurements between the ICESat missions. Photo: Michael Studing
"02.11.2014 10:49:41" earthobservatory.nasa.gov By Air and Sea: An Antarctic Transportation Hub : Notes from the Field : Blogs At the southern tip of Chile, the city of Punta Arenas is in a prime location for accessing Antarctica. This is one of the reasons IceBridge calls Punta Arenas home for several weeks during Antarctic field campaigns. But IceBridge isn’t the only scie At the southern tip of Chile, Punta Arenas is a jumping off point for many people heading to Antarctica. This new blog post shows just a few of the planes and ships that stop off in Punta Arenas.
"02.11.2014 10:44:00" Today IceBridge will fly the Hull-Land 04, a survey of coastal portions of the Hull and Land glaciers. Follow along with NASA's flight tracker: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker
"31.10.2014 18:53:39" For subjects as wide ranging as climate change, no country on Earth is an island. To learn more about NASA’s research efforts with NASA Operation IceBridge, the US Ambassador to Chile recently joined the team for a flight over Antarctica. His fact fi
"31.10.2014 18:11:47" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Science and Diplomacy Diplomacy requires knowledge of issues that matter to the people with whom you're speaking. Climate change is an issue that concerns everyone on Earth. As th... Here's a new IceBridge video from the field about science and diplomacy featuring NASA's Chief Scientist, Ellen Stofan, and the U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Michael Hammer.
"30.10.2014 12:52:12" An Antarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI) DC-3T aircraft taxiing on the ramp on a snowy day at the Punta Arenas, Chile, airport. Credit: NASA / George Hale
"30.10.2014 00:44:06" Glaciers and mountains in the evening sun seen on the way home to Punta Arenas on yesterday's flight. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"29.10.2014 20:45:23" NASA Operation IceBridge Hangout from Punta Arenas Chile Learn how NASA uses lasers to keep tabs on Antarctic glaciers and sea ice with a series of manned airplane flights over the most remote continent on Earth. U... In case you missed it (or simply want to see it again) here's the archive of today's IceBridge Google+ Hangout with NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan and U.S. Ambassador to Chile Michael Hammer.
"29.10.2014 16:00:01" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: A Sea Ice Mystery Where’s it coming from? With global average temperatures rising, it would be natural to assume that total quantities of sea ice would be falling. But it’s no... Here's the second of IceBridge's videos from the field. Antarctic sea ice recently reached a new record maximum. Here, sea ice scientist Nathan Kurtz explains what's behind this phenomenon and how IceBridge is helping to improve our knowledge of Anta
"29.10.2014 15:04:19" NASA | OIB Flights South 2014: Mission Overview Consistency counts when collecting scientific data. With global ice inventories in a profound state of change, it’s essential to maintain regular measurement... Check out this IceBridge video from the field, giving an overview of the mission and its main goal of making consistent measurements of polar ice that were started by ICESat and will be continued by ICESat-2 in the future.
"29.10.2014 10:52:02" Today IceBridge is flying the Pine Island 5 mission, a survey of parts of West Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. Follow our progress on NASA's aircraft tracker http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker
"28.10.2014 10:42:06" Today IceBridge will fly the Foundation Lakes 01 mission, a survey of the Foundation and Support Force ice streams.
"27.10.2014 20:03:50" Tune in Tuesday, Oct. 28 3 pm ET!!! NASA Operation IceBridge Hangout from Punta Arenas, Chile
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Learn how NASA uses lasers to keep tabs on Antarctic glaciers and sea ice with a series of manned airplane flights over Join us on Oct. 28 for an IceBridge Google+ Hangout, with participants at NASA Headquarters and Goddard Space Flight Center and in Punta Arenas, Chile.
"27.10.2014 19:43:58" earthobservatory.nasa.gov The Large, the Small, and Statistical Significance : Notes from the Field : Blogs Gazing out the window of the IceBridge DC-8 aircraft is a bit unsettling. The Antarctic region is a vast and seemingly endless wilderness, and undoubtedly it is a dangerous place without the support of a fantastic array of technology and people. But Here's a blog post by sea ice scientist Nathan Kurtz about his experiences flying with IceBridge and the thoughts that come to mind when looking at the vast expanse of Antarctica's ice from the air.
"27.10.2014 18:01:01" OIB: McMurdo Accomplished, West Antarctica Calling Last year Operation IceBridge flew for the first time out of McMurdo Station in Antarctica, reaching a new slate of exciting science targets. But that means ... Here's a new video about IceBridge's work from McMurdo Station last year and the current campaign based at Punta Arenas, Chile, and how the two locations give the mission the ability to cover more of Antarctica than ever before.
"27.10.2014 17:13:43" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - Antarctic 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. IceBridge continues its Antarctic research with a survey of Recovery Glacier and two flights that circled the South Pole to take baseline measurements for NASA's ICESat-2.
"27.10.2014 11:59:32" Obligatory image of Scott-Amundsen Station at South Pole acquired from 32,000 ft with NASA's Digital Mapping System camera during yesterday's flight. Credit: DMS/NASA.
"27.10.2014 00:44:54" Timelaps of George VI Sound and Alexander Island, Antarctica Timelapse of George VI Sound and Alexander Island, Antarctica on the flight back from South Pole to Punta Arenas. Short timelapse video of George VI Sound and Alexander Island on the way back from South Pole today. Video: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"26.10.2014 10:43:37" Today IceBridge will fly the Pole Hole West mission. This flight, combined with the Oct. 23 Pole Hole East survey, completes a circle around the South Pole at 88 degrees south latitude. Date from these two flights will help validate measurements made
"25.10.2014 23:26:38" IceBridge is back from 11.4 hours flying over Antarctica. We collected data over the Recovery Glacier and passed over the Shackleton Range several times. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"25.10.2014 11:05:18" IceBridge will take off for a 12 hour long science flight over Recovery Glacier today. All other science targets had poor weather. Follow us at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"24.10.2014 01:49:20" Instagram nasagoddard's video on Instagram Check out this 15 sec video about IceBridge on Instagram:
"24.10.2014 00:24:02" DMS image from 34,000 ft of Scott-Amundsen Station at the geographic South Pole during today's IceBridge flight. Credit: DMS/NASA
"23.10.2014 10:58:18" The DC-8 over clouds shortly after taking off from Punta Arenas for the second science flight of the campaign. Photo: Craig McMahon/Sander Geophysics Ltd.
"23.10.2014 10:55:08" IceBridge will fly around the South Pole today at 88°S to cover future ICESat-2 orbits and current CryoSat-2 orbits. Takeoff is at 12:00 UTC from Punta Arenas for an 11.6 hour long flight. Follow live us at: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/
"21.10.2014 15:01:45" The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, an ice-capable research vessel of the National Science Foundation is in port in Punta Arenas for the second time since IceBridge arrived. The photo shows the Palmer in the Strait of Magellan with snow-capped Patagonian mo
"21.10.2014 10:49:28" IceBridge will stay on the ground today due to poor weather over all science targets in Antarctica. The next opportunity for a science flight will be tomorrow, weather permitting.
"20.10.2014 23:50:40" IceBridge is back from a 11.7 hour flight collecting data over sea ice in the Weddell Sea. We crossed the Weddell Sea twice all the way from the west on the Antarctic Peninsula to the east near Cape Norvegia. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"20.10.2014 13:14:45" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA::Airborne Science Program::Aircraft Tracker Want to see where the IceBridge team is flying? Click the link below for the NASA Airborne Science Program Aircraft Tracker and select DC-8 at the top left to follow along.
"20.10.2014 10:45:48" IceBridge will take off at 12:00 UTC from Punta Arenas for an 11.6 hour flight over sea ice in the Weddell Sea along mission plan "Seelye Loop" which targets gradients in sea-ice freeboard and thickness along the “gate” connecting the tip of the Anta
"19.10.2014 00:36:04" IceBridge is back from an 11.9 hour flight over Antarctica. Views of the Antarctic Peninsula along the Larsen D Ice Shelf. Photos: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"18.10.2014 10:58:13" IceBridge will fly the mission Larsen D 01 today along ICESat ground tracks. Takeoff is at 12:00 UTC Punta Arenas for an 11.3 hour flight. Follow us on: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/ and select N817NA/DC-8.
"18.10.2014 08:59:00" The daily routine in Punta Arenas: download the latest weather forecast models and satellite images of Antarctic science targets while watching the sun rise over the Strait of Magellan. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA.
"16.10.2014 20:43:51" www.nasa.gov NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice. This year’s airborne campaign, which began its first flight Thursday morning, IceBridge researchers kicked off the 2014 Antarctic field campaign today with their first science flight, a survey of Antarctic sea ice.
"16.10.2014 15:27:39" Operation IceBridge Turns Five
Sea ice in the Amundsen Sea was among the first images acquired by the airborne campaign designed to study Earth's polar ice. Read more at http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=84549&src=fb Timeline Photos
"16.10.2014 08:55:17" The IceBridge teams are getting ready for another day in Punta Arenas. Sunrise over the Strait of Magellan. Photo: Michael Studinger/NASA/
"14.10.2014 16:42:10" nasaesw.strategies.org From the Field: NASA ARISE - NASA Earth Science Week Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, day 9 of deployment: Our NASA science team is huddled together in the mission support and flight planning room, next door to the Thunderdome Hangar that rumbles and roars at all hours as F-16 and F-18 jets c Check out this blog post by IceBridge and ARISE project manager Christy Hansen that she wrote for Earth Science Week, which runs Oct. 13 – 17.
"14.10.2014 13:00:00" The IceBridge teams have arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile. We are setting up operations here and preparing for a possible science flight tomorrow. The DC-8 is in its parking spot on the ramp at the Aeropuerto Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo. Photo:
"13.10.2014 01:31:56" The NASA DC-8 is being towed outside the hanger at Armstrong Flight Research Center. We will transit 11 hours over night to Santiago and continue on tomorrow for a 3 hour flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas. Takeoff is at 8 pm PDT. Photo: Michael St
"10.10.2014 19:07:22" blogs.nasa.gov Check and Double-Check: Preparing for the Antarctic | Operation IceBridge Check and Double-Check: Preparing for the Antarctic Posted on October 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm by George Hale. Leave a reply The NASA DC-8 taking off for a check flight on Oct. 7, 2014. Credit: NASA / Jim Yungel By George Hale, IceBridge Science Outreach IceBridge researchers will soon head to Punta Arenas, Chile, for the 2014 Antarctic field campaign. Earlier this week the team conducted two check flights, making sure that everything is ready to go.
"08.10.2014 21:29:20" NASA | OIB: Four-wheeling Antarctica Not everyone was sure Kyle Krabill’s four-wheeler would function in the Antarctic cold. But with some help from the talented techs at the National Science Fo... Check out this video all about how IceBridge used a four-wheeler to measure ground elevation in Antarctica.
"08.10.2014 18:02:08" earthobservatory.nasa.gov More Flying with ARISE : Notes from the Field : Blogs Editor�s note: The following is a first-hand account of ARISE survey flights by one of the mission’s researchers. To see the first two days’ accounts, visit:http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/fromthefield/2014/09/17/flying-with-arise/ Here's another first-hand account of what it was like to study sea ice and clouds from the air with NASA's ARISE campaign.
"07.10.2014 18:17:51" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - ARISE 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. Here's a recap of the final few surveys flown during ARISE's Alaska field campaign. Now that the team is back home, researchers will spend the next few months getting the vast amount of collected data ready for publication.
"07.10.2014 16:09:24" The IceBridge teams are the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, CA. We are getting ready for an instrument test flight later today with the DC-8. The NASA Super Guppy, a wide-bodied cargo aircraft is parked in the hangar next to the DC-8. P
"06.10.2014 15:41:45" www.nasa.gov Preparing For Antarctic Flights in the California Desert At first glance a dry lake bed in the southern California desert seems like the last place to prepare to study ice. But on Oct. 2, 2014, NASA’s Operation IceBridge carried out a ground-based GPS survey of the El Mirage lake bed in California’s Mojave A desert might seem like an unlikely place to start preparing for flights over Antarctica. But a dry lake bed known as El Mirage in California’s Mojave Desert is where IceBridge tests its laser altimeter before heading south to study the Antarctic.
"05.10.2014 05:04:32" Hi ARISE friends - we made it home!; 15 of us transited 9.5 hours on the C-130 and landed back at Wallops late this evening. We flew 17 unique science missions on this new endeavor. Attached is an image taken from the C-130 cockpit during our transit
"02.10.2014 20:38:55" www.utexas.edu Evolving Plumbing System Beneath Greenland Slows Ice Sheet as Summer Progresses | News Evolving Plumbing System Beneath Greenland Slows Ice Sheet as Summer Progresses Oct. 1, 2014 The study site is located north of Jakobshavn Isbræ, a large outlet glacier in western Greenland. Icebergs calved from Jakobshavn Isbræ (one pictured here) f A research team led by scientists at the Institute of Geophysics at the University of Texas Austin has studied parts of Greenland’s extensive sub-ice network of drainage channels, the first ever large-scale observation of this type. The team drilled
"29.09.2014 20:17:06" www.nasa.gov NASA Support Key to Glacier Mapping Efforts Scientists using airborne radar recently mapped bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. Researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets recently produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath Jakobshavn and Byrd glaciers. The ice-penetrating radar instrument CReSIS used, which is similar to the one operated during I
"25.09.2014 17:25:13" ARISE team member Sam LeBlanc (of the 4STAR spectrometer team), captures this image of our C-130 flight crew prior to takeoff. Our research pilots are John Long and Jeff Chandler. You can see some of the radiometers and the 4STAR instrument on top of
"24.09.2014 19:14:28" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - ARISE 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. The ARISE campaign continues its efforts to study Arctic ice and clouds. Check out the newest mission update.
"24.09.2014 15:11:51" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Picturing Sea Ice with ARISE’s Digital Camera Instrument : Notes from the Field : Blogs The dark blue in this image is a lead, or opening in sea ice. If you look closely you can see where the lead is starting to refreeze at the edges. Credit: NASA ARISE researchers use a specialized digital camera instrument to capture views of the surface beneath the C-130. The scenic images from this camera help with measurements of sea ice elevation.
"23.09.2014 17:10:33" The C-130 takes off from Eielson AFB - image courtesy of Eielson PAO. The ARISE deployment team has 10 days left in the field.
"22.09.2014 19:21:58" www.nasa.gov 2014 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Sixth Lowest on Record Arctic sea ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year as the ice declined to its annual minimum on Sept. 17, according to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
"22.09.2014 16:02:45" www.csmonitor.com Why is NASA flying planes over Alaska? A trio of NASA missions are using turboprop aircraft to examine changes in Arctic sea ice, glaciers, and permafrost. Why is NASA flying planes over Alaska? This story in The Christian Science Monitor covers NASA's current and recent airborne campaigns in Alaska, IceBridge, CARVE and ARISE.
"21.09.2014 19:03:00" Greetings from the NASA ARISE team! the Eielson AFB PAO team took this group photo for us.
"19.09.2014 15:43:56" Check out another image of sea ice taken by our ARISE digital camera: Its location is:
139.16W, 70.504N, 20:33Z
"18.09.2014 13:55:34" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Bringing It All Together: Planning ARISE : Notes from the Field : Blogs Eielson Air Force Base, Fairbanks, Alaska, day 9 of our deployment: We are currently sitting together in our mission support and flight planning room, next to the Thunderdome Hangar on base. We have appropriately named this room, where we dedicate up A campaign like ARISE calls for detailed planning. Check out this blog entry by ARISE project manager Christy Hansen on the mission’s path from idea to execution.
"17.09.2014 15:32:00" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Flying With ARISE : Notes from the Field : Blogs Editor’s note: The following is a first-hand account of ARISE survey flights by one of the mission’s researchers. Flying high over the clouds or low over sea ice while NASA researchers collect data is a unique experience. This blog entry by one of the members of the ARISE team gives a look at what these flights are like.
"17.09.2014 13:50:43" www.latimes.com Does Antarctic sea ice growth negate climate change? Scientists say no In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent's coastal waters. It's an embryonic form of sea ice: a mush of microscopic crystals that floats on the dense, salty water of the Southern Ocean. IceBridge will head south to Punta Arenas, Chile, next month to study Antarctic land and sea ice, the latter of which is of interest because it is growing. Researchers are finding that changes to wind and ocean circulation patterns may be among the f
"16.09.2014 22:35:16" Just In! A new sea ice image taken by the digital camera system on board the C-130 aircraft used for our NASA ARISE mission. This photo was taken on 9/15, @ 155.06 W, 74.441 N, 12:09 pm local, 2009Z.
"16.09.2014 14:05:09" Average global temperatures have been on the rise recently, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. NASA is busy studying how these rising temperatures are affecting the Arctic.
NASA researchers are flying three Alaska Timeline Photos This afternoon, researchers from ARISE and IceBridge's Alaska campaigns will take part in a NASA media teleconference.
"15.09.2014 18:21:00" REEL Science - Ice and Lasers In July, 2014, the three winning groups of the REEL Science Communication contest participated in a remote video production workshop with NASA communication ... Check out this video, Ice and Lasers, created one of the three winning groups of the NASA REEL Science Communication program. These student-made videos were created during a month-long workshop with NASA scientists and science communicators at NASA G
"12.09.2014 13:55:58" Antarctica New Zealand Is there a better place in the world to work? Our team at #ScottBase just sent some photos fresh from the ice of the scenery around their Search And Rescue training yesterday - including a couple of stunners of Scott's last Hut at Cape Evans built While NASA researchers are hard at work in the Arctic, things are starting to pick up in Antarctica. Check out these photos of search and rescue training at Scott Base from our colleagues at Antarctica New Zealand.
The New Zealand research station
"11.09.2014 20:19:51" Another interesting image of sea ice taken onboard the C-130 with our new digital camera system. Looks heart shaped. Location: Sea ice: 142.65 W, 73.76 N, 20:29 UTC
"11.09.2014 18:10:18" Take a look at another photo of sea ice taken by our new digital camera system on the ARISE mission: Coordinates:-128.31 76.55.
"10.09.2014 21:33:50" www.nasa.gov IceBridge - ARISE 2014 NASA.gov brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. The ARISE team is off to a great start in Alaska, completing four successful surveys in the Arctic.
"09.09.2014 18:38:06" nasawavelength.org Your Students Can Fly Along With NASA Scientists When you ask students about the work done by NASA, they will tell you about scientists exploring the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies, but often will never mention exploring planet Earth. The fact that NASA studies our home planet from space, from Check out this new post on NASA Wavelength about how classrooms can connect with NASA airborne science campaigns like IceBridge through the NASA Mission Tools Suite for Education.
"08.09.2014 17:02:47" ARISE flight planning in action at Eielson Air Force Base. Team members seen include satellite imagery experts, Arctic modelers, radiometer, spectrometer, and air probe scientists. Photo Credit: NASA/Christy Hansen
"08.09.2014 15:09:26" NASA | A Selective History of Arctic Sea Ice Observations, Part 2 The study of Arctic sea ice changed forever with the dawn of the Space Age and the first Earth-observing satellites. Part 2 of our animated timeline picks up... And now here's the exciting conclusion of "A Selective History of Sea Ice Observations" http://youtu.be/K4TpLbFyhlE
"08.09.2014 14:37:35" earthobservatory.nasa.gov May the 4STAR Be With You : Notes from the Field : Blogs The Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research (4STAR) mounted on top of NASA’s C-130 research aircraft.Credit: NASA Check out this blog post all about one of the instruments aboard the NASA C-130 as part of the ARISE campaign currently under way in Alaska. The Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmospheric Research, or 4STAR, is used to measure how sunlig
"06.09.2014 18:31:47" Check out some of our first photos from the Digital Camera System on ARISE. The LVIS team manages and operates this camera for us. This photo shows some sea ice in the Arctic basin.
"05.09.2014 22:29:23" Our ARISE mission track takes us along longitude lines 150 and 140 to study sea ice.
"05.09.2014 21:09:34" Project Scientist Bill Smith, and LVIS Planning Lead Matt Beckley, discuss weather imagery at Eielson's weather office, This helps us determine our final flight path for the day. Photo credit: NASA/Christy Hansen
"03.09.2014 18:24:14" NASA | A Selective History of Sea Ice Observations Arctic sea ice has been been the last frontier of the North for thousands of years, turning back seafarers, testing the mettle of explorers, and providing a ... http://youtu.be/szRwBO5BtCo
Along with the feature story, check out Part 1 of this animated history of sea ice exploration. The P-3 makes a subliminal cameo in there, and Part 2 will feature more IceBridge content. Stay tuned!
"03.09.2014 16:53:09" www.nasa.gov Four Decades of Sea Ice From Space: The Beginning A small group of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were among the first to figure out how to measure sea ice from satellites hyphen-hyphen long before Arctic sea ice began showing rapid changes. Sea ice in the Arctic has been changing rapidly in recent years, catching the attention of scientists around the world. In this feature story we see how a small band of NASA researchers have been keeping a close eye on Arctic sea ice over the past fo
"03.09.2014 03:04:22" The ARISE team landed safely at Eielson AFB in Alaska this afternoon. We were able to record some data over a few Alaskan glaciers along the way. The attached photo shows our view from the C-130 flight station as we flew overhead at 24,000 ft. Photo
"02.09.2014 15:48:16" earthobservatory.nasa.gov Preparing for the Trip North : Notes from the Field : Blogs A new NASA airborne campaign known as ARISE, or the Arctic Radiation – IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment, will take measurements intended to help researchers better understand the role that clouds play in Arctic warming as sea ice conditions change. F NASA researchers are on their way to Fairbanks, Alaska, to begin the ARISE campaign, which will focus on the relationship between sea ice and clouds in the Arctic.
"01.09.2014 14:58:27" airbornescience.nasa.gov NASA::Airborne Science Program::Aircraft Tracker The ARISE C-130 is airborne and on its way to McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma, Washington. At the moment they are passing over the DC area: http://airbornescience.nasa.gov/tracker/ (select N439NA to follow the plane)
Good luck everyone and safe fly
"26.08.2014 12:38:26" NASA Wallop's Pilots, Dennis Rieke and Mark Russell, snap a beautiful photo of the C-130 during its Engineering Check Flight. Dennis and Mark took this photo from the Wallop's T-34 chase plane.
"23.08.2014 20:50:38" The C-130 getting a pressurization check on the tarmac. Engineering Check Flight is planned for tomorrow, and we're on our way to Thule, Greenland to start the ARISE mission by mid next week. Photo Credit: NASA/Christy Hansen
"22.08.2014 20:29:09" NASA | Arctic Sea Ice Live Shot 2014 Dr. Tom Wagner talks about Arctic sea ice and the ARISE mission in this canned liveshot interview. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/earthright... http://youtu.be/yCz6Jkx9ykw?list=UUAY-SMFNfynqz1bdoaV8BeQ
"22.08.2014 13:06:13" Thanks to the talents of NASA Goddard scientists Nathan Kurtz and Walt Meier, the ARISE campaign and the ICESat-2 mission are being highlighted in live satellite interviews across the U.S. The researchers are discussing the state of the Arctic sea ic
"21.08.2014 18:36:22" ARISE Project Scientist, Bill Smith, and CERES radiation satellite instrument lead, Seiji Kato, discuss flight planning options at Wallop's Flight Facility. Photo Credit: NASA/Christy Hansen
"20.08.2014 14:23:56" The C-130 peers out of the hangar on a warm morning at Wallop's Flight Facility. Expert ground teams continue to prepare her for our upcoming ARISE deployment next week. Photo Credit: NASA/Christy Hansen
"14.08.2014 14:22:38" www.nasa.gov NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate. The Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) will conduct research flights Aug. 28 through Oct. 1, cov This fall, a new NASA airborne campaign known as the Arctic Radiation – IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment, or ARISE, will study Arctic sea ice and how changes to the ice might be affecting cloud formation and climate in the Arctic.
"14.08.2014 13:23:51" www.nasa.gov Looking at Snow Depth with NASA Data New research using data from NASA's Operation IceBridge shows that snow depth on Arctic sea ice has been decreasing over the past several decades, a trend largely owing to later sea ice freeze-up dates in the Arctic. A new study using IceBridge snow radar data – together with many years of surface observations and satellite readings – shows that the depth of snow cover on Arctic sea ice has decreased over the past few decades.
"11.08.2014 19:24:20" Check out the 4-STAR instrument - just installed onto our C-130 for the ARISE mission. 4-STAR stands for "Spectrometer for Sky-Scanning, Sun-Tracking Atmos. Research." Photo credit: NASA/Samuel LeBlanc.
"08.08.2014 19:59:06" www.nasa.gov From Pole to Pole, NASA Flying Laboratories Study Our World NASA gains its global perspective of Earth through its fleet of 17 satellites orbiting our home planet. But sometimes scientists need to add a closer view to tackle certain challenging questions. Check out this new video by NASA's Airborne Science Program all about the series of airborne research campaigns, including IceBridge, that NASA will fly over the next few months.
"06.08.2014 12:20:40" Aircraft Engineer Martin Nowicki briefs Project Scientist Bill Smith on aircraft modifications in work for the ARISE mission. Photo courtesy: NASA/Christy Hansen
"04.08.2014 21:12:45" ARISE team selfie showing the C-130 fuselage - with Project Scientist Bill Smith and WFF Aircraft Engineer Martin Nowicki. Photo Courtesy: NASA Christy Hansen.
"04.08.2014 20:34:37" ARISE Project Scientist, Bill Smith, stands along the starboard side of the C-130. If you look carefully, you can see the new temperature sensor probe on Bill's right. Photo courtesy: NASA/Christy Hansen
"04.08.2014 15:08:20" The C-130 at Wallops will be used for the ARISE mission this Fall. Engineers and maintainers are working on aircraft and instrument upload procedures this week. Photo courtesy: NASA/Christy Hansen
"01.08.2014 20:21:54" Field Photo Friday: A sign at the McMurdo Station sea ice runway seen during IceBridge's 2013 Antarctic campaign. Each year, U.S. Antarctic Program surveyors and construction crews build a new 10,000-foot-long runway on thick sea ice in McMurdo Sound
"31.07.2014 15:33:53" OIB: Across the Ross During their last Antarctic campaign, NASA's Operation IceBridge completed the first-ever basin-wide airborne survey of ice in the Ross Sea. This survey, kno... Check out this new video about a mission from IceBridge's last Antarctic campaign. During this survey, IceBridge researchers flew across the entire Ross Sea, marking the first-ever basin-wide survey there.
"16.07.2014 14:51:20" Join us for a LIVE Twitter chat with NASA scientists in Alaska - 12 noon EDT TODAY!!! Follow along here: https://twitter.com/NASA_ICESat2 and be sure to check out our #NASAinAlaska blog here: http://go.nasa.gov/nasainalaska
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"02.07.2014 18:55:40" blogs.nasa.gov IceBridge 2014 Summer Science Team Meeting | Operation IceBridge IceBridge 2014 Summer Science Team MeetingPosted on July 2, 2014 by George Hale.Leave a replyMembers of the IceBridge team gather for a group photo on the last day of IceBridge’s 2014 summer science team meeting. Credit: UCI / Bernd ScheuchlOn June 2 Last week, the IceBridge science team met to discuss the upcoming Antarctic campaign, among other things. A new blog post features a few pictures from the meeting held at the University of California Irvine.
"24.06.2014 19:15:12" blogs.nasa.gov IceBridge Data on the Web | Operation IceBridge During each campaign IceBridge’s suite of instruments collects a vast amount of data on polar land and sea ice. These data have proven… Each IceBridge survey yields terabytes of raw data. But what happens when the campaign is over? A new blog posts talks about some of the basics of IceBridge data and where it lives on the web.
"23.06.2014 16:43:58" www.nbcnews.com www.nbcnews.com Ice in the news: Check out these news stories about a recent study of Antarctic ice using CryoSat and IceBridge data.
"19.06.2014 14:14:09" news.science360.gov 06.19.14 - Science360 News Service | National Science Foundation Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Science360 is an up-to-date view of breaking science news from around the world. Science360 gathers news from wherever science is happening, including directly from scientists, college and university pres Today's issue of NSF's Science360 features a video from the University of Washington about recent scientific findings on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
"16.06.2014 18:14:44" www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu Melting and Refreezing of Deep Greenland Ice Speeds Flow to Sea, Study Says - The Earth... Melting and refreezing at the bottom of ice sheets warps the layer-cake structure above, as seen in this radar image from Greenland. (Mike Wolovick). Click image to view larger size. Ice-penetrating radar measurements, including data from IceBridge, show deformed features deep in Greeland's ice sheet caused by melting and refreezing. These structures shed light on physical processes in the ice that may help scientists better unde
"12.06.2014 15:11:00" Retreat of Jakobshavn Glacier, Greenland
At the end of May, many square kilometers of ice crumbled from Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, continuing a century-long retreat. Read more at
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"10.06.2014 16:43:58" phys.org Researchers find major West Antarctic glacier melting from geothermal sources Thwaites Glacier, the large, rapidly changing outlet of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, is not only being eroded by the ocean, it's being melted from below by geothermal heat, researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Au Researchers at the Institute for Geophysics at the University of Texas at Austin (UTIG), one of IceBridge's partnering organizations, have found evidence of geothermal heating beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Using airborne ice-penetrating rad
"03.06.2014 14:22:13" www.nasa.gov How NASA Builds a Space Laser To build a satellite that will use lasers measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box. The ICESat-2 team has started testing the satellite's laser altimeter instrument, ATLAS. During the recent Arctic campaign IceBridge carried out two missions designed to measure areas that ICESat-2 will survey after it launches.
Data from ICESat-2
"01.06.2014 10:20:30" earthobservatory.nasa.gov An Old Bird on the Greenland Ice : Image of the Day A World War II era airplane has become a visual waypoint for researchers flying on the IceBridge polar mapping missions.
"30.05.2014 14:52:16" antarcticsun.usap.gov The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - Taking Out the Trash (page 1) You won’t find a greater proselytizer about the world of waste than James VanMatre, except perhaps his own tight-knit crew in the U.S. Antarctic Program's Waste Department. It takes a huge effort to keep the continent clean, with the focus on getting When IceBridge was at McMurdo Station we had to go make sure all of our trash went to the right place. About 65 percent of the waste at the various U.S. Antarctic Program's stations and field camps around Antarctica is recycled each year.
"28.05.2014 16:11:36" www.nasa.gov NASA IceBridge Concludes Arctic Field Campaign NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Greenland on May 23, marking the end of 11 weeks of polar research. Now that the IceBridge team is back from the field, check out this feature looking back on the 11-week-long Arctic research campaign.
"24.05.2014 00:30:50" IceBridge has returned to the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. We are enjoying the warm weather, the smell of grass, tweeting birds and having the windows wide open.