The ER-2 Team, along with NASA scientists, engineers, and others, are here in Fairbanks to fly a laser altimeter - MABEL - over melting summer sea ice, glaciers, and more. Follow their adventures here.
To build a satellite that will measure all the bumps and dips of our dynamic Earth, engineers started with a black box. Learn how ICESat-2's ATLAS instrument is being built here.
Stay tuned to the ICESat-2 website to find out what the winning name of the ICESat-2 penguin will be. Results coming soon!
Sea Ice Focus Session, August 18-19, 2014. Read more here.
ICESat-2 scan pattern (click to start)
Credit: NASA/GSFC Conceptual Image Lab
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