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NASA's Operation Ice Bridge: Keeping a Close Eye on Jakobshavn

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Caption: Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on Apr. 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly changing ice stream and how IceBridge is using its suite of airborne instruments to collect crucial data on ice movement and how much glaciers like Jakobshavn might contribute to future sea level rise. For more about Operation Ice Bridge, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/news/spr13/index.html

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