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August 14, 2014
NASA to Investigate Climate Impacts of Arctic Sea Ice Loss
NASA’s C-130 aircraft will carry scientists over the Arctic starting in late August 2014, from northern Greenland and Fairbanks, Alaska.
Image credit: NASA
A new NASA field campaign will begin flights over the Arctic this summer to study the effect of sea ice retreat on Arctic climate. The Arctic Radiation IceBridge Sea and Ice Experiment (ARISE) will conduct research flights Aug. 28 through Oct. 1, covering the peak of summer sea ice melt.
ARISE is NASA's first Arctic airborne campaign designed to take simultaneous measurements of ice, clouds and the levels of incoming and outgoing radiation, the balance of which determines the degree of climate warming. The campaign team will fly aboard NASA’s C-130 aircraft from Thule Air Base in northern Greenland the first week and from Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, through the remainder of the campaign.
Read more about the IceBridge 2014 ARISE campaign.
August 25 - October 3, 2014
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