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Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.
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.
WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers aboard NASA's P-3 research aircraft left the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10 for Greenland
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.
The bedrock hidden beneath the thick ice sheets covering Greenland and Antarctica has intrigued researchers for years. Scientists are interested in how the shape of this hidden terrain affects how ice moves -- a key factor in making predictions about the future of these massive ice reservoirs and their contribution to sea level rise in a changing climate.
The arrival of NASA scientists and aircraft at McMurdo Station in Antarctica on Saturday marks the beginning of the 2013 Operation IceBridge field campaign in that region, the US space agency has announced.
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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