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NASA Flyover Reveals Arctic Ice in Retreat
NASA is conducting an airborne survey of how ice in the Arctic is responding to a changing climate.
NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft taxis after landing at Thule Air Base on March 24, 2017 in Pituffik, Greenland.
NASA’s view from space shows our planet is changing, but to really understand the nitty-gritty of these shifts and what they mean for our future, scientists need a closer look.
For the past eight years, Operation IceBridge has been conducting aerial surveys of polar ice.
Chunks of sea ice float near Ellesmere Island, Canada.
Arctic sea ice appeared to have reached a record wintertime low on March 7, according to scientists at NASA and the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado.
Since satellites began monitoring sea ice in 1978, researchers have observed a steep decline in the average extent of Arctic sea ice for every month of the year.
Wind blows snow on an ice field on Ellesmere Island, Canada.