Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

IceBridge Airborne Survey Data Support Arctic Sea Ice Predictions



Since 2009, NASA's Operation IceBridge mission has conducted large-scale airborne surveys of the Arctic and provided data on sea ice properties as standard products. Data from those surveys are now being processed using a quick-production method that makes preliminary observations of sea ice properties available within 1 month after the completion of the flights. These data sets provide new avenues for the assessment and prediction of Arctic sea ice properties.