Monday, October 19, 2009

Completion of First Wave of Flights to Antarctica

Image Credit: NASA

On Oct. 16, Operation Ice Bridge researchers and crew completed the first flight of the Antarctic campaign. During the flight, along Amundsen Coast, the aircraft’s downward-looking Digital Mapping System camera captured this image of sea ice from an altitude of at least 20,000 feet. The second flight, to Pine Island Glacier, wrapped up Oct. 18. For detailed flight information and images, visit the Operation Ice Bridge blog.