|Media Teleconference: Discovery Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet||
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. EST|
Imagine peering down from aboard an airplane flying at 35,000 feet and spotting changes in the thickness of a paper back book on a picnic blanket in New York City's Central Park. If you believe this impossible, NASA satellites are doing the equivalent of just that. From nearly 400 miles above the Earth, satellites have detected for the first time subtle rises and falls in the surface of fast-moving ice streams on the Antarctic ice sheet, a capability that also offers scientists an extraordinary view of interconnected waterways deep below that surface.
+ Helen Amanda Fricker, Study Lead Author and Research Geophysicist , Scripps Institution of Oceanography
+ Ted Scambos, Study Co-author and Lead Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center
+ Robert Bindschadler, Study Co-author and Chief Scientist of the Laboratory for Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences, NASA Goddard
+ W. Berry Lyons, Geologist and Director of Polar Studies, Byrd Polar Research Center
Earl Lane, Office of Public Affairs, American Association for the Advance of Science, Washington
+ National Snow and Ice Data Center
+ NASA's Tour of the Cryosphere: Earth's Frozen Assets
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The NASA Science Update will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Interested media should contact AAAS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/326-6440 to request call-in information to participate in the briefing.
Goddard Space Flight Center