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20 October 2011

Brunt Ice Shelf


On the maiden flight of Operation IceBridge's Antarctica 2011 campaign NASA's DC-8 took in this view of clean line of the Brunt Ice Shelf and the massive extent of its smooth surface.
Operation IceBridge is designed to record changes to Antarctica's ice sheets and give scientists insight into what is driving those changes. Follow the progress of the mission:
Campaign News site: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/index.html
IceBridge blog: blogs.nasa.gov/cm/newui/blog/viewpostlist.jsp?blogname=ic...

Credit: Michael Studinger/NASA