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ICEBRIDGE IMAGES

DC-8 Pre-flight (17 November 2011)
The NASA DC-8 Airborne Laboratory sitting on the tarmac in Punta Arenas, Chile preparing for another mission over Antarctica.
Pine Island Glacier (12 November 2011)
This image show's a developing rift in one of Antarctica's five largest glaciers, which drains about 10% of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Patagonian Vista (7 November 2011)
This image was captured on a rare clear day over the tip of South America as the DC-8 headed towards Antarctica.
South Pole (4 November 2010)
DMS captured this image of the South Pole Research Station as the DC-8 flew overhead, where you can see huge snow drifts around the base.
Glacial Crossroads (14 April 2010)
The Helheim Glacier area in Southeastern Greenland features many glaciers intersecting each other before flowing into the sea.
Rink Isbrę Glacier (9 April 2010)
The expansive surface of Greenland's largest glacier is clearly visible as it flows West into Baffin Bay.
Glacial Vista (9 April 2010)
This image shows what the Rink Isbrę (right) and the Umiamako Isbrę (left) glaciers look like from 35,000 feet aboard the DC-8.
Thule Airbase (5 April 2010)
This Danish-American base is home to the Operation IceBridge crew while in Greenland and is locked in ice for most of the year.
Nares Strait Sea Ice (26 March 2010)
This image shows the boundary between permanent and seasonal sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, northwest of Greenland.
Nares Strait Sea Ice Vista (26 March 2010)
This image shows the boundary between permanent and seasonal sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, northwest of Greenland.
Petermann Glacier (24 March 2010)
This image shows frozen lakes and rivers on the surface of the fastest moving glacier in Greenland, which broke off during the Summer of 2010.
Petermann Glacier Vista (24 March 2010)
This shot was taken as we flew along the Petermann Glacier and shows what the power of gravity and ice can do to the side of the mountain.
Thwaites Glacier (2 November 2009)
The jumbled surface of Antarctica's second largest glacier is clearly visible as it flows north into the Amundsen Sea.
Iceburgs (31 October 2009)
This shows iceburgs off the Antarctic Penninsula.
Antarctic Penninsula (31 October 2009)
You can see where an avalance has just occurred (presumably) from the roar of the DC8's engines.
Litchfield Island (31 October 2009)
This protected island is unique among the neighboring islands as a breeding place for six species of native birds and several distinct communities of flora.
Sea Ice (29 October 2009)
Ocean water begins to form ice crystals on the surface once the temperature reaches 28.8° Fahrenheit, eventually solidifying into sea ice.
Pine Island Glacier (27 October 2009)
Here you can see crevasses filled with deep snow drifts on the surface of the Pine Island Glacier.
Weddell Sea (24 October 2009)
This mosaic of three photographic frames shows Weddell Sea ice.
Weddell Sea (24 October 2009)
A close-up of the previous mosaic.
Santa Cruz Island (2 October 2009)
A color image of California's largest island, a protected preserve in the Channel Islands National Park (located in the Santa Barbara Channel).
Ventura, California (2 October 2009)
This shows the urban and agricultural interface taking place on the Oxnard Plain in Ventura County.

ICEBRIDGE MOVIES

IceBridge Informational Video (NSERC)
This piece explains the science and reasoning behind Operation IceBridge with interviews of Project Scientists.
Flying Low Over The Antarctic Peninsula 1 (4 November 2009)
This movie looks out the window onto the frozen lanscape below as the DC8 flies low between mountains and glaciers on the Antarctic Penninsula.
Flying Low Over The Antarctic Peninsula 2 (4 November 2009)
This movie looks out the window onto the frozen lanscape below as the DC8 flies low between mountains and glaciers on the Antarctic Penninsula.
Flying Low Over The Antarctic Peninsula 3 (4 November 2009)
This movie looks out the window onto the frozen lanscape below as the DC8 flies low between mountains and glaciers on the Antarctic Penninsula.
Flying Low Over The Antarctic Peninsula 4 (4 November 2009)
This movie looks out the window onto the frozen lanscape below as the DC8 flies low between mountains and glaciers on the Antarctic Penninsula.
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Sample Imagery

Sample DMS Imagery animation

These images are from Operation IceBridge, collected in the Fall of 2009.

Sample Imagery
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Flight: 12-817-11
Weddell Sea
frozen lake thumbnail
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G: 0.55µm
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Flight: 11-426-34
Devon Island Ice Camp
frozen lake thumbnail
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Flight: 11-426-32
Eastern Greenland
frozen lake thumbnail
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G: 0.55µm
B: 0.45µm


Sample Imagery
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Flight: 10-002-10
Thule Airbase, Greenland
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Flight: 10-001-13
Weddell Sea, Antarctica
Weddell Sea Ice Shelf mosaic
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