NASA Begins Arctic Mission

This year’s Operation IceBridge continues the airborne surveys studying changes in polar ice, glaciers and sea ice, as a means of monitoring our global climate.

An iceberg is seen out of the windown of NASA's research aircraft as it flies above the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica in 2009.
An iceberg is seen out of the windown of NASA's research aircraft as it flies above the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica in 2009.
courtesy NASA/Jane Peterson