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Arctic Melt Ponds
2014-08-05 03:00:50

Even from 65,000 feet above Earth, aquamarine melt ponds in the Arctic stand out against the white sea ice and ice sheets. These ponds form every summer, as snow that built up on the ice melts, creating crystal clear pools.

Space Laser To Collect Earth Elevation Data During ICESat-2 Mission
2014-06-04 06:26:59

The laser instrument component of NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) is currently being integrated and tested at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, US space agency officials announced on Tuesday.

NASA IceBridge Wraps Up Arctic Field Campaign
2014-05-29 03:43:26

IceBridge's campaign began on Mar. 10 when NASA's P-3 research aircraft left Wallops for Thule. For the first part of the campaign, researchers studied Arctic sea ice from Thule and Fairbanks, Alaska.

NASA P-3 airplane
2014-03-13 05:43:25

Scientists working on NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission are en route to Greenland to kick off this year’s Arctic land and sea ice data collection efforts, officials from the US space agency announced on Wednesday.

NASA's New Laser Technology Tracks Arctic Ice With Precision
2014-01-29 06:52:00

Flying over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean in April 2012, a high-altitude aircraft completed the first polar test of a new laser-based technology designed to measure the height of Earth from space.

NASA Airborne Campaign To Measure Summer Melt Of Greenland Ice Sheet
2013-10-31 12:14:26

For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.


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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.