Understanding Earth’s climate system through the Cryosphere
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Science News describes two space missions that will help scientists to better understand the cryosphere, which is a critical component of Earth’s climate system.
The cryosphere includes all of the forms of ice on our planet such as sea ice, snow cover, glaciers, ice sheets, and frozen ground.
NASA has launched two new missions, GRACE Follow-On (GRACE-FO) and ICESat-2, that use different technologies to provide insight into how the distribution of frozen water influences the water cycle.
Video Credit: NASA Science News