IceBridge Survey Flight Over Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord. This image of Saunders Island and Wolstenholme Fjord with Kap Atholl in the background was taken during an Operation IceBridge survey flight in April, 2013. Sea ice coverage in the fjord ranges from thicker, white ice seen in the background, to thinner grease ice and leads showing open ocean water in the foreground.
A view of the Nordenskiold Glacier, which is located along the east coast of Greenland. Researchers with Operation IceBridge captured this picturesque scene during a survey flight on April 5, 2014.NASA's IceBridge mission is a six-year campaign to study how glaciers, sea ice and ice sheets at both poles change over time. A modified P-3B aircraft is used to monitor conditions across Greenland and Antarctica from above. [Related Images: Greenland's Dramatic Landscape]