Monday, October 07, 2019

NASA Has All Eyes on Sea Ice | Earth Science

NASA Has All Eyes on Sea Ice | Earth Science
In April, instruments aboard NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne campaign and the Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 succeeded in measuring the same Arctic sea ice at the same time, a tricky feat given the shifting sea ice. Scientists have now analyzed airborne and spaceborne height measurements, and found that the two datasets match almost exactly, demonstrating how precisely ICESat-2 can measure the heights of the sea ice's bumpy, cracked surface.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Ryan Fitzgibbons
Music: "Coveted Jewels," Universal Production Music
Duration: 52 seconds
Release Date: October 4, 2019



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