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NASA pilots train for Antarctic flying

Pilots and flight engineers with NASA's Operation IceBridge traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., to prepare for the mission's recently concluded Antarctic campaign. There the flight crews spent time training in ...

Dec 12, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Brine linked to glacial health

(Phys.org) —A new NASA-led study has discovered an intriguing link between sea ice conditions and the melting rate of Totten Glacier, the glacier in East Antarctica that discharges the most ice into the ...

Dec 06, 2013 5 / 5 (6) 9 | with audio podcast

Storing carbon in the Arctic

For the past three decades, as the climate has warmed, the massive plates of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean have shrunk: In 2007, scientists observed nearly 50 percent less summer ice than had been seen in 1980.

Dec 04, 2013 3.6 / 5 (18) 8 | with audio podcast