Operation Ice Bridge
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NASA’s Longest Running Survey of Ice Shattered Records in 2017

Last year was a record-breaking one for Operation IceBridge, NASA’s aerial survey of the state of polar ice. For the first time in its nine-year history, the mission, which aims to close the gap between two NASA satellite campaigns that study changes in the height of polar ice, carried out seven field campaigns in the Arctic and Antarctic in a single year.

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/17/17 - 12/18/17 Science Report

Today we flew the TAM West Flux mission. This mission flies fluxgates across the Skelton, Mulock, Darwin, and Hatherton Glaciers. For the most part, these new fluxgates are interlaced with previous UTIG lines in the area, yielding a 5 km combined grid spacing. 

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/16/17 - 12/17/17 Science Report

Mission: David B (plus David A mop-up)

Priority: Low (mop-up medium)

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/15/17 - 12/16/17 Science Report

Today we flew one complete mission in the Transantarctic Mountains and a third of another one.

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/14/17 - 12/15/17 Science Report

Mission: Cape Adare A

Priority: Medium

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/13/17 - 12/14/17 Science Report

Mission: TAM Gate East High

OIB - Other: Airtec BT-67 12/06/17 - 12/07/17 Science Report

Mission: Victoria B

Priority: Low

OIB - P-3 Orion 11/25/17 Science Report

Mission: Venable 01B (priority: high)

This is a new flight, primarily designed to map the bathymetry beneath the Venable Ice Shelf.  This and the Venable 01A flight  are companion flights.  Each flight by itself establishes a grid spaced at 20 km, and together they establish a 10 km grid.


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