Icy water in the fjord of the Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier in eastern Greenland, as seen from NASA's P-3B aircraft on Apr. 14, 2012. The wire seen at the top of the frame is a high frequency radio antenna attached to the aircraft, and appears curved due to the use of a fisheye lens when taking the photograph.
Credit: NASA/Jefferson Beck
IceBridge, a six-year NASA mission, is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice. These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice.
To read more about this mission go to: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.
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