Operation IceBridge monitors glaciers in Alaska • Earth.com

Last update: May 24th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features the Sheridan Glacier near Cordova, Alaska, which has a floating ice tongue that is rapidly deteriorating.

Glaciers in Alaska are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise.

NASA has launched Operation IceBridge, a project which flies scientific instruments on a small plane to measure the changes in Alaska’s ice cover.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit. NASA

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