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NASA Launches Eighth Year of Antarctic Ice Change Airborne Survey

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. For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge has been on a mission to build a record of how polar ice is evolving in a changing environment.
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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. This years science flights over Arctic sea and land ice will continue until May 22.
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NASA's IceBridge Finishing Up Successful Arctic Campaign

With several weeks of science flights in the books, researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge are on the way to completing another successful campaign to maintain and expand a dataset that started with NASA's ICESat in 2003, and gather additional Arctic ice measurements that can improve computer models of sea and land ice. Since the start of the campaign in mid-March, the IceBridge team has measured sea ice, mapped sub-ice bedrock and gathered data on Greenland's glaciers by flying science missions out of Thule Air Base and Kangerlussuaq in Greenland, with a short deployment in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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NASA Begins New Season of Arctic Ice Science Flights

NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wednesday.
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NASA'S Operation Icebridge Resumes Flights Over Antarctica

Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning another campaign over Antarctica. Now in its fourth year, IceBridge's return to the Antarctic comes almost a year after the discovery of a large rift in the continent's Pine Island Glacier. 
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NASA Hosting Media Teleconference About Antarctic Ice Mission
 
NASA will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, on Thursday, Nov. 3, to discuss the largest airborne campaign ever to study the dynamics of Earth's polar regions. Operation IceBridge is enhancing scientists' understanding and predictions of how glaciers contribute to global sea level rise.
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NASA Continues Critical Survey Of Antarctica's Changing Ice

Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign began the mission's third year of surveys this week over the changing ice of Antarctica.
Researchers are flying a suite of scientific instruments on two planes from a base of operations in Punta Arenas, Chile: a DC-8 operated by NASA and a Gulfstream V (G-V) operated by the National Science Foundation and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The G-V will fly through early November. The DC-8, which completed its first science flight Oct. 12, will fly through mid-November.

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From Katharine (UCL), Alert, 19 April

Time to leave Alert now, but here's a quick update on the last couple of days here on the ice before we head off home.

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Today's flight was a coordinated effort between ESA's CryoVEx campaign and NASA's Operation IceBridge. The CryoVEx 2011 teams are currently operating from Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert and have installed corner reflectors and GPS buoys on the sea ice north of Alert yesterday using a Kenn Borek Twin Otter. Today and tomorrow, teams from the University College London and the University of Alberta are on the ice making in situ measurements along the profiles between the corner reflectors.
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Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert is the most northerly, permanently inhabited location in the world, located only 817 kilometres from the geographic North Pole.
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NASA Airborne Science Campaign Begins Antarctic Sequel

Scientists returned this week to the Southern Hemisphere where NASA's Operation IceBridge mission is set to begin its second year of airborne surveys over Antarctica. The mission monitors the region's changing sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers.
Researchers will make flights from Punta Arenas, Chile, on NASA's DC-8, a 157-foot airborne laboratory equipped with a suite of seven instruments. The focus is to re-survey areas that are undergoing rapid change and to embark on new lines of investigation.

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