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Podcast: NASA’s Operation IceBridge - surveying the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets

Mount Vinson from an Operation IceBridge flight over Antarctica Photo: Michael Studinger, NASA

In this podcast we talk to John Sonntag, mission scientist for NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. 

Since 2009, Operation IceBridge has utilized a highly specialized fleet of research aircraft flying over both Greenland and Antarctica. The mission provides a valuable continuity of data for land and sea ice measurements, from when ICESat ceased operations in 2009, through to the launch of ICESat-2 next year.  

Click here to listen to the podcast interview of John Sonntag.  



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