NASA: Operation IceBridge

IceBridge is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s ice ever flown. The IceBridge produces an unprecedented three-dimensional view of the Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves, and sea ice. The IceBridge missions provide a multi-instrument look that presents the behavior of the changing features of Greenland and Antarctic. The images of the IceBridge are very detailed to better understand the processes of the polar regions with the climate system. The IceBridge collects important data that is used to predict the response of Earth’s polar ice to climate change and resulting sea-level rise. It utilizes a specialized fleet of research aircraft and innovative science instruments assembled to characterize changes in thickness of various ice formations.