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Passive aerosol sensors composing the present generation of space-based instrumentation generally permit measurements spanning the majority of the shortwave spectrum, or observations at multiple viewing angles, but rarely both.

The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) will host the Program for Arctic Regional Climate Assessment (PARCA) and NASA-ESA Snow On Sea Ice (NESOSI) meetings on Thursday, February 20, 2020. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the Operation IceBridge Science Team and ICESat-2 for Newcomers meetings, which will take place on February 21, 2020.

In spring of 2019, Earth to Sky's co-lead Anita Davis received an inquiry from Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA) rangers for new information about the changing glaciers in the park. Anita contacted Dr. Christopher Shuman (UMBC JCET), a scientist working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Cryospheric Sciences Lab for any updates that might be provided. In turn, Dr Shuman undertook development of a 1972-2018 Landsat imagery time series depicting changes to glaciers in the park.

Ice fronts have retreated, rocky peaks are more exposed, fewer icebergs drift to the ocean: the branching network of glaciers that empty into Greenland’s Sermilik Fjord has changed significantly in the last half century. Comparing Landsat images from 1972 and 2019, those changes and more come into view.

Parkinson Inducted Into American Academy of Arts and Sciences


The Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory saw its ranks expand in August 2018, with three young researchers joining the lab to work on topics ranging from melt ponds to models of ice flow. 

Summer Intern Working on Arctic Sea Ice Melt State

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