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NASA Begins Final Year of Airborne Polar Ice Mission

April 5, 2019

This is the last year for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s most comprehensive airborne survey of ice change. Since the…
A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

April 1, 2019

In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice…
NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

February 12, 2019

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice…
Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

January 31, 2019

A gigantic cavity — two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet (300 meters) tall — growing…
More Glaciers in East Antarctica Are Waking Up

December 11, 2018

East Antarctica has the potential to reshape coastlines around the world through sea level rise, but scientists have…
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

November 15, 2018

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath…
Massive Antarctic Iceberg Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

November 11, 2018

NASA’s Operation IceBridge on Wednesday, November 7, flew over an iceberg that is three times the size of…
2 Rectangular Icebergs Spotted on NASA IceBridge Flight

October 24, 2018

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running aerial survey of polar ice, flew over the northern Antarctic Peninsula on Oct. 16,…
NASA Completes Survey Flights to Map Arctic Ice

May 14, 2018

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s longest-running airborne mission to monitor polar ice change, concluded this year’s springtime survey of Arctic…
Arctic Wintertime Sea Ice Extent Is Among Lowest On Record

March 24, 2018

Sea ice in the Arctic grew to its annual maximum extent last week, and joined 2015, 2016 and…
IceBridge Launches Two Sets of Antarctic Flights

November 1, 2017

Scientists with NASA’s longest-running airborne mission to map polar ice, Operation IceBridge, completed a successful science flight on…
NASA Flights Map Summer Melt of Greenland Land Ice

September 9, 2017

Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the…
NASA Scientists Seek to Improve Sea Ice Predictions

August 31, 2017

Sea ice in the Arctic Ocean is in a downward spiral, with summer minimum extents about 40 percent…
Two Decades of Changes in Helheim Glacier

July 30, 2017

Helheim Glacier is the fastest flowing glacier along the eastern edge of Greenland Ice Sheet and one of…
NASA’s Aerial Survey of Polar Ice Expands Its Arctic Reach

March 13, 2017

For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge, a NASA mission that conducts aerial surveys of polar ice, has…
NASA Nears Finish Line of Annual Study of Changing Antarctic Ice

November 19, 2016

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of changes in polar ice, is closing in on the end of its…
NASA Science Flights Study Effect of Summer Melt on Greenland Ice Sheet

September 7, 2016

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, is flying in Greenland for the second time this year,…
NASA’s Operation IceBridge Completes 2016 Arctic Spring Campaign

June 7, 2016

Operation IceBridge, NASA’s airborne survey of polar ice, ended its eighth spring Arctic campaign on May 21. During…
NASA’s Operation IceBridge concludes 2015 Arctic campaign

June 4, 2015

Operation IceBridge wrapped up its seventh Arctic deployment on May 21, when NASA’s C-130 research aircraft with the…
Three-dimensional view of the age and structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet

January 26, 2015

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever…
IceBridge Antarctic Campaign Wraps Up

December 10, 2014

NASA’s Operation IceBridge recently completed its 2014 Antarctic campaign, marking the mission’s sixth set of flights over Antarctica.…
IceBridge Surveys More of West Antarctica

November 17, 2014

IceBridge researchers continued their Antarctic work with a run of four flights in a row that targeted different…
IceBridge Returns to Thwaites Glacier

November 7, 2014

NASA’s Operation IceBridge recently reached the mid-point of the 2014 Antarctic campaign, flying two more missions in West…
IceBridge Flies Around the Pole

October 30, 2014

Operation IceBridge continued its Antarctic research campaigns with flights designed to study changing glacier ice and set a…
Operation IceBridge Turns Five

October 17, 2014

In May 2014, two new studies concluded that a section of the land-based West Antarctic ice sheet had reached…
NASA Begins Sixth Year of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

October 17, 2014

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes…
NASA IceBridge Concludes Arctic Field Campaign

May 29, 2014

Researchers with NASA’s Operation IceBridge have completed another successful Arctic field campaign. On May 23, NASA’s P-3 research…
West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapse is under way

May 16, 2014

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which holds enough water to raise global seas by several feet, is thinning.…
Image: Wonders in the Antarctic Sky

May 13, 2014

In 43 hours across five science flights in late November 2013, NASA’s P-3 research aircraft collected more than…
NASA’s Operation IceBridge In Search Of Ice Change In Arctic

April 10, 2014

How much is the polar ice melting, and how are the sheets being affected by climate change? These…
Image: Fjord in East Greenland Seen by NASA’s Operation IceBridge

April 9, 2014

This view of the frozen fjord downstream of Violingletscher (Violin Glacier) in Østgrønland (East Greenland) was seen during…
NASA’s Operation IceBridge Begins New Arctic Campaign

March 13, 2014

Researchers aboard NASA’s P-3 research aircraft left the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10…
NASA Data Sheds New Light on Changing Greenland Ice

March 12, 2014

Research using NASA data is giving new insight into one of the processes causing Greenland’s ice sheet to…
Enormous Aquifer Discovered Under Greenland Ice Sheet

December 27, 2013

Buried underneath compacted snow and ice in Greenland lies a large liquid water reservoir that has now been…
NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet

August 30, 2013

Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under…
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