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  • 2 brothers

    NASA Science Grips Two Brothers

    Two principal researchers on several airborne sensors had more in common than conducting atmospheric research. Gerry and Andy Heymsfield are brothers.

  • Satellite view of Tropical Depression Beryl over Florida

    NASA Sending Unmanned Aircraft Over Hurricanes

    Beginning this summer and over the next several years, NASA will be sending unmanned aircraft dubbed "severe storm sentinels" above stormy skies to help researchers and forecasters uncover information about hurricane formation and intensity changes.

  • Thunderstorm supercell photographed from NASA's DC-8 from an altitude of 40,000 ft

    DC3 Thunderstorm Study Science Flights Underway

    Complex environmental science campaign over central U.S. to aid scientists' understanding of how large thunderstorms affect atmospheric chemistry.

  • Map of P-3 2012 Arctic Flight Tracks

    2012 Arctic IceBridge Complete

    The NASA P-3 has returned home to Wallops Flight Facility after completing a record number of science flight hours for Operation IceBridge.

  • NASA's DC-8 Earth Science laboratory

    DC3: Chemistry of Thunderstorms

    NASA researchers begin a campaign that will take them into the heart of thunderstorm country.

  • Convergence of two glaciers near Thule, Greenland seen from NASA's ER-2

    NASA's ER-2 Completes MABEL Validation Deployment

    The weather, the aircraft and the science instruments cooperated to successfully validate data from the MABEL laser altimeter planned for IceSat-2.

  • NASA HU-25C Aircraft

    NASA Langley Aircraft Joins Operation IceBridge

    NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., deployed its newly acquired HU-25C jet as part of NASA's Operation IceBridge.

  • Glacier on the east coast of Greeenland from the ER-2. Credit: NASA/Stu Broce

    Good Ice Sheet Data Obtained on MABEL Flights

    Recent validation flights of the MABEL laser altimeter on NASA's ER-2 are recording data on sea and land-ice elevation and thickness.

  • Map of the 2012 Arctic campaign's sea ice flight. Credit: Michael Studinger/NAS

    IceBridge: A New Home and a New Engine

    IceBridge scientists and crew finished the first round of survey flights from Thule, Greenland and moved their base of operations south to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

  • Ground crew members load fuel aboard NASA's ER-2 research aircraft in Iceland

    NASA ER-2 Completes MABEL Science Flight Over Greenland

    A NASA ER-2 completed the first MABEL laser altimeter validation flight over northwest Greenland on Easter Sunday.

  • The icy expanse of Greenland from the cockpit of a NASA ER-2

    NASA ER-2 Arrives in Iceland for MABEL Validation

    A NASA ER-2 Earth science aircraft has arrived in Keflavik, Iceland, to begin a series of flights to confirm the accuracy of a new laser altimeter.

  • Flight path of the NASA P-3 Orion in yellow during the joint sea ice science mis

    IceBridge International Collaboration

    NASA’s Operation IceBridge and the European Space Agency’s CryoVEx campaign coordinated flights of two aircraft from different locations over the Arctic Ocean on a track flown shortly before by ESA’s CryoSat-2 spacecraft.

  • NASA's ER-2 Earth Resources aircraft No. 806

    NASA ER-2 to Check Out MABEL Laser Altimeter

    A NASA ER-2 Earth Resources aircraft will fly a number of high-altitude missions this spring to validate the accuracy of a new laser altimeter.

  • NASA's P-3B is pulled from the hangar onto the frozen runway at Thule, Greenland

    NASA's IceBridge 2012 Arctic Campaign Takes to the Skies

    Researchers and flight crew with NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne mission to study changes in polar ice, begin the 2012 Arctic campaign.

  • Southeast Asia

    NASA Plans Airborne Scientific Study in Southeast Asia

    Researchers will probe the Southeast Asian atmosphere at a time when weather systems and air pollution pump chemicals and particles high into the air.

  • NASA's Gulfstream III Aircraft No. 992

    UAVSAR Installed on JSC G-III for AirMOSS Study

    Technicians at NASA Dryden recently installed a synthetic aperture radar on a Johnson Space Center Gulfstream III for planned Earth science mission.

  • NASA DC-8 in flight

    NASA Completes GCPEx Snow Study over Canada

    NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory completes six-week Global Cold-season Precipitation Experiment mission, returns to Palmdale base.

  • Student operates Whole Air Sampler on NASA DC-8

    NASA Science Aircraft to Travel the Globe in 2012

    NASA's Airborne Science Program operates highly specialized aircraft that will be deployed all over the world in 2012 for Earth science missions.

  • snowflakes

    NASA's GCPEX Mission: What We Don't Know about Snow

    A Snow Video Imager near a Canadian research station in Egbert, Ontario, captured these falling snowflakes as part of NASA's GCPEx mission.

  • Kilauea Volcano

    NASA's G-III Completes Hawaiian Volcano Study

    NASA’s G-III research aircraft has completed a week-long airborne radar study to aid understanding of processes occurring under the Kilauea volcano.

  • NASA DC-8

    Airborne Campaign to Measure Falling Snow

    Beginning Jan. 17, NASA will fly an airborne science laboratory above Canadian snowstorms to tackle a difficult challenge facing the upcoming Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite mission -- measuring snowfall from space.

  • NASA's Gulfstream-III

    NASA G-III Repeats Hawaiian Volcano UAVSAR Study

    NASA’s G-III research aircraft returns to Hawaii for a week-long UAVSAR study to aid understanding of processes occurring under the Kilauea volcano.

  • NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory flew low over San Joaquin Valley farm fi

    NASA Studies Crop Canopy Water Content, Soil Moisture

    Sensors on three NASA science aircraft recorded data on water fluctuation between soil and the atmosphere over California's San Joaquin Valley.

  • NASA ER-2

    High-flying NASA ER-2 Undergoes Major Inspection and Maintenance

    NASA photographer Tom Tschida gets some unusual perspectives on the high-flying Earth science aircraft as it is disassembled for major maintenance.

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle SIERRA

    NASA Unmanned Aircraft Measures Greenhouse Gases

    NASA researchers have demonstrated the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle to collect very low altitude airborne measurements of greenhouse gases.

  • DC-8 flies over Antarctica

    NASA's Antarctic 2011 IceBridge Campaign Concludes

    NASA's DC-8 airborne science laboratory has returned to the United States after completing its Fall 2011 Operation IceBridge campaign over Antarctica.

  • Global Hawk in flight

    Scientists Prepare for Coming ATTREX Climate Study

    Multi-year NASA Airborne Science Program campaign to study the humidity and chemical composition of the tropical tropopause over the Pacific Ocean in 2013-2014.

  • Gulfstream-V takes off from Punta Arenas, Chile

    NASA's Operation IceBridge Reaps Data Bonanza

    Thanks to good weather, NASA's DC-8 flying lab and NCAR's G-V are maintaining a high flight rate during Fall 2011 Operation IceBridge campaign.

  • NASA DC-8 over Antarctica

    NASA Continues Critical Survey of Antarctica's Changing Ice

    Scientists with NASA's Operation IceBridge airborne research campaign began the mission's third year of surveys over the changing ice of Antarctica.

  • NASA Global Hawks

    NASA Global Hawks Prepare for 2012 Hurricane Study

    A group of environmental scientists are preparing for a multi-year NASA Airborne Science Program investigation of Atlantic hurricane formation and intensity.

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