On April 11, 2011, IceBridge finally got the clear weather necessary to fly over glaciers in southeast Greenland. But with clear skies came winds of up to 70 knots, which made for a bumpy ride over the calving front of glaciers like Gyldenlove. Credit: NASA/Michael Studinger
The IceBridge planes are equipped with lasers and other remote sensing equipment. Therefore that can virtually tunnel through the ice and make accurate measurements of its thickness.
But one of the most interesting recent observations, in my opinion, is from the polar scientists simply looking out the window. On their flights, they pass over some stunning scenery: