NASA’s ICESat-2 satellite reveals shape, depth of Antarctic ice shelf fractures

PENN STATE Research News When a block of ice the size of Houston, Texas, broke off from East Antarctica’s Amery Ice Shelf in 2019, scientists had anticipated the calving event,…

NASA Scientists Complete 1st Global Survey of Freshwater Fluctuation

“We’re now able to measure all of these lakes and reservoirs with the same ‘ruler,’ over and over again,” Neumann said. “It’s a great example of another science application that…

NASA’s ICESat-2 Measures Arctic Ocean’s Sea Ice Thickness, Snow Cover

From NASA May 14, 2020 Arctic sea ice helps keep Earth cool, as its bright surface reflects the Sun’s energy back into space. Each year scientists use multiple satellites and…

First results from NASA’s ICESat-2 mission map 16 years of melting ice sheets

University of Washington Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, a team of scientists led by the University of Washington has made precise measurements…

NASA’s Operation IceBridge Completes Eleven Years of Polar Surveys

From NASA Global Climate Change NASA’s Operation IceBridge, a ten-year mission to collect polar data between ICESat and ICESat-2, may be coming to a close, but its hundreds of terabytes…

First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

From NASA Global Climate Change By Kate Ramsayer, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to…

NASA to do summer aerial melt watch for Greenland

NASA Begins Airborne Campaign to Map Greenland Ice Sheet Summer Melt For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet…