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Notes from the Field

Operation Ice Bridge

September 28th, 2009 by Kevin Ward
Antarctica's Larsen Ice Shelf, viewed from NASA's DC-8 aircraft in 2004, is one target of the 2009 Operation: Ice Bridge Antarctica campaign. Credit: NASA/Jim Ross

Operation Ice Bridge, a six-year NASA field campaign, is the largest airborne survey of Earth’s polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice.

The team in Antarctica will be blogging about their experiences on this campaign over the next few weeks so be sure to follow them on the Operation Ice Bridge blog.