The IceBridge team has returned from the Arctic and have started processing collected data and planning for the Antarctic campaign coming up later this year.
A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold.
NASA's C-20A-mounted UAVSAR collected data about glaciers, snow and ice during recent flights over Alaska, the Beaufort Sea and the Sierra Nevada.
With several weeks of science flights in the books, researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge are on the way to completing another successful campaign to maintain and expand a dataset that started with NASA's ICESat in 2003, and gather additional Arctic ice measurements that can improve computer models of sea and land ice.
At NASA's Langley hangar, Bruce Anderson, project scientist for the ACCESS (Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions) experiment, stood in between NASA's HU-25C airplane and a group of media visitors armed with cameras, notepads, and smartphones as he explained the recently completed series of flights.
Prior to flying the Hyperspectral Infrared Imager in space, preparatory science investigations are underway using a similar sensor on NASA's ER-2.
Media are invited to view the USFS jet on the tarmac in front of the Moffett Tower and talk to USFS, NASA and CALFIRE personnel.
IceBridge closed out the fourth week of its Arctic campaign with a flight over the striking landscape of eastern Greenland's Geikie Peninsula and a survey of a Canadian ice cap.
NASA-developed wildfire imaging sensor has begun test flights onboard a USFS aircraft in preparation for this year's wildfire season.
A versatile NASA airborne imaging radar system is showcasing its broad scientific prowess for studying our home planet during a month-long expedition over the Americas.
NASA Earth science researchers recently traveled to Turrialba Volcano, near San Jose, Costa Rica to study its chemical environment.
NASA's Operation IceBridge scientists have begun another season of research activity over Arctic ice sheets and sea ice with the first of a series of science flights from Greenland completed on Wednesday.
Heavily instrumented Falcon jet measures soot, gases streaming from NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory using alternative 50/50 JP8-biofuel mix.
Middle schoolers explore how NASA utilizes unmanned aircraft and 21st century technology to investigate the Earth’s atmosphere and climate.
The DISCOVER-AQ team completed their second destination in a five-year mission to study the air we breathe.
Teachers are parlaying interest in the DISCOVER-AQ campaign into science lessons for students.
NASA data and scientists contributed to a new study out of the United Kingdom that shows Arctic sea ice volume declining in recent years.
News media, social media followers and educators learn about NASA's airborne Earth and environmental science program, briefed on current and upcoming missions.
David Starr, project scientist of the PODEX experiment, discusses a new class of instruments that could reshape the next generation of atmospheric science.
Residents in Calif.'s San Joaquin Valley will see some unusual air traffic over their region in January and February of 2013 -- two NASA aircraft will fly between Bakersfield and Fresno - one as close as 1,000 feet to the ground – to measure air pollution with a number of onboard science instruments.
Starting this month NASA will start the first flights of the Airborne Tropical TRopopause EXperiment (ATTREX).
Sea ice thickness data gathered in April 2012 by NASA's Operation IceBridge has been used in seasonal sea ice forecasts for the first time.
After a maintenance period that included several upgrades, the high-altitude aircraft is ready for new series of Earth and space science missions.
NASA's P-3B, other science aircraft and several airborne Earth science missions to be focus of Jan. 25 event at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center.
NASA / GA-ASI agreement covers development and flight testing of new command and control system to enable operations in remote geographical regions.
Researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge recently completed a five-week field campaign based out of Punta Arenas, Chile.
JPL's synthetic aperture radar carried by NASA's C-20A can document any subtle deformation in the Earth's surface along the central San Andreas Fault.
NASA's 2012 HS3 mission came to an end Nov. 6 when an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft flew a final data-collection mission in the North Pacific Ocean.
NASA's Operation IceBridge closed out its 2012 Antarctic season with two surveys of Antarctic glaciers and two long-awaited flights over sea ice in the Weddell Sea.
U.S. Ambassador to Chile, Alejandro Wolff, and his Secretary for Economic Affairs, Josanda Jinnette, flew onboard the NASA DC-8 over Antarctica on October 25, 2012