Morning sun gleams in this image taken in Greenland by our IceBridge mission, an airborne survey of polar ice. This image was taken over the Helheim/Kangerdlugssuaq region of Greenland on Sept. 11. Greenland’s Steenstrup Glacier can be seen, with the the Denmark Strait in the background. IceBridge completed the final flight of the summer campaign to observe the impact of the summer melt season on the ice sheet.
The IceBridge flights, which began on Aug. 27, are mostly repeats of lines that the team flew in early May, so that scientists can observe changes in ice elevation between the spring and late summer. For this short, end-of-summer campaign, the IceBridge scientists flew aboard an HU-25A Guardian aircraft from our Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.
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