Amundsen Coast, longer view
The DC-8 flights were meant to supplement the information gathered since 2003 by NASA's Ice Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite, or ICESat. That satellite is down to just one operational laser (out of three), and the replacement ICESat-II won't launch until at least 2014.
November 26, 2009 6:00 AM PST
Photo by: NASA
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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