Life Above The Ice
NASA's Operation IceBridge offers scientists a rare view of the ever-changing Arctic ice. From a seat aboard a P-3B plane, researchers soar close above Greenland's glaciers and fjords as they study the ice, part of an ongoing effort to monitor the changing extent of glaciers, sea ice and ice sheets at the poles. The 2013 IceBridge mission to Greenland and the Arctic was the project's fifth year in the far North, and the team is already gearing up for a trip south to Antarctica this fall. Here, IceBridge project scientist Michael Studinger shares some of his stunning photographs from the Greenland trip.