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2012-11-29 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international team of experts supported by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) has combined data from multiple satellites and aircraft to produce the most comprehensive and accurate assessment to date of ice sheet losses in Greenland and Antarctica and their contributions to sea level rise. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) In a landmark study published Thursday in the journal Science, 47 researchers...

2012-11-07 16:21:01

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free event on Nov. 14 to experience "Space Exploration and Humanity's Quest to Understand Everything," by Dr. David T. Leisawitz, Chief of the Science Proposal Support Office at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor Center at NASA Goddard...

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2012-09-18 17:59:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA will be using an ER-2 high altitude research aircraft to fly test models of two future satellite instruments. The aircraft will be used to take models of these instruments at altitudes greater than 60,000 feet to gather information researchers will use to develop ways to handle data that future space born versions will collect. One of the space agency's ER-2 research aircraft has left its home at NASA's Dryden Aircraft...

2012-05-02 06:20:38

GREENBELT, Md., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free talk called " Investigating Worlds Around Other Stars: Progress Towards the Discovery of Another Earth," by Dr. Avi M. Mandell, a NASA research scientist in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor's...

NASA's ER-2 Completes MABEL Validation Deployment
2012-05-02 04:00:07

NASA's high-flying ER-2 Airborne Science aircraft has concluded its four-week deployment to validate data acquired by the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experiment Lidar (MABEL) laser altimeter over the Greenland ice cap and surrounding sea ice fields. After an almost 10 and one-half hour transit flight from its deployment base in Keflavik, Iceland, NASA ER-2 pilot Stu Broce landed ER-2 806 April 27 at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. The lengthy...

Image 1 - Warm Ocean Currents Cause Ice Loss In Antarctica
2012-04-26 04:55:01

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com [ Watch the Video ] An international team of scientists reported in the journal Nature on Thursday that warm ocean currents are the culprit behind recent ice loss in Antarctica. The team, lead by British Antarctic Survey, used 4.5 million measurements made by a laser instrument mounted on NASA's ICESat satellite to map the changing thickness of Antarctica's floating ice shelves. Of the 54 ice shelves they mapped, they revealed that 20 are melting...

2012-04-25 10:20:08

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Warm ocean currents attacking the underside of ice shelves are the dominant cause of recent ice loss from Antarctica, a new study using measurements from NASA's Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) revealed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) An international team of scientists used a combination of satellite measurements and models to differentiate between the two known causes of melting ice...

Image 1 - NASA ER-2 Arrives In Iceland For MABEL Validation
2012-04-05 03:23:56

After an all-night flight from its home base in Palmdale, Calif., a NASA ER-2 high-altitude environmental science aircraft arrived in Keflavik, Iceland late Monday morning to begin a series of flights over the next five weeks that are intended to validate the accuracy of a new laser altimeter named MABEL. The long-winged ER-2, flown by NASA research pilot Tim Williams, departed its base at the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility adjacent to Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale shortly after 7...

2012-04-03 10:21:05

GREENBELT, Md., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to a free talk to called "Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life," by Dr. Daniel P. Glavin, a NASA Astrobiologist. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The talk is part of the Gerald Soffen Lecture Series and will be held at the Visitor's Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. EDT (doors open at 6:45 p.m.). The free talk...

Image 1 - 2012 IceBridge Arctic Campaign Takes Off
2012-03-18 06:03:38

Researchers and flight crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in polar ice, began another season of science activity with the start of the 2012 Arctic campaign on March 13. From mid-March through mid-May, a modified P-3 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., will conduct daily missions out of Thule and Kangerlussuaq, Greenland –with one flight to Fairbanks, Alaska and back–to measure sea and land ice. The campaign will also...