NASA’s IceBridge project looks at Earth’s polar regions in the largest ever collection of images taken from air.
As NASA states, “These flights will provide a yearly, multi-instrument look at the behavior of the rapidly changing features of the Greenland and Antarctic ice.”
The speed of ice and glacial melt continues to surprise scientists. This project will provide a unique and informative three-dimensional view.
Currently information is being collected by regional observation and satellite data collected from NASA’s Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite (ICESat). Being able to pair this data with the new three-dimensional images could lead to crucial advances in the field.