Operation IceBridge tracks polar ice in breakthrough year
In 2017, Operation IceBridge flew 7 separate field campaigns, the most in its 9-year history. This amounted to 87 flights and 210,000 miles, the equivalent of 8.5 times around the Earth.
The mission of Operation IceBridge is “to collect data on changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice, and maintain continuity of measurements between ICESat satellite missions.”
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