Weddell Sea Covered in Ice

Scientists working with NASA’s Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign started their third year of survey flights and captured this image of the sea ice covering the Weddell Sea.

NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission comprises the largest airborne research campaign ever flown over Earth’s polar region. The mission is designed to continue critical ice sheet measurements in a period between active satellite missions and help scientists understand how much the major ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica could contribute to sea level rise.

The IceBridge mission can be followed at a variety of locations on the web, including the NASA IceBridge Campaign news site and at the IceBridge blog.

Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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