Oceans Melting Greenland

Photos and videos taken from the 2016 GLISTIN-A preparation and campaign (select an image to view it in full size):

Image of NASA's G-III with the GLISTIN-A instrument. Photo of NASA technicians putting the final touches on the GLISTIN-A instrument being installed on one of NASA's Gulfstream-III aircraft. Photo taken in the hangar at Armstrong Flight Research Center on March 15, 2016. See the corresponding post on the Earth Right Now blog.

Image of NASA's G-III with the GLISTIN-A instrument. Photo of NASA's Gulfstream-III aircraft on the tarmac at Armstrong Flight Research Center with the GLISTIN-A radar instrument installed, taken on March 15, 2016. Image courtesy of NASA/Ken Ulbrich.

Image of OMG PI Josh Willis and the NASA G-III flight crew. Photo of JPL oceanographer Josh Willis (left), NASA Gulfstream-III pilot Dick Clark (center) and crew member Rocky Smith prepare to depart for the March 24 flight from Keflavik, Iceland, over coastal glaciers in Greenland. Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) began flights this week to measure glacier thickness. See the corresponding post on the NASA Earth Expeditions blog.

Image of OMG PI Josh Willis. Video of Oceans Melting Greenland oceanographer Josh Willis reporting from Iceland where NASA's Gulfstream-III aircraft is about to make a science flight over the glaciers on the Eastern coast of Greenland.

Image of OMG PI Josh Willis. Video of OMG Principal Investigator Josh Willis live from Iceland, where Josh talks melting Greenland glaciers, sea level rise, and the OMG campaign.

Image of OMG PI Josh Willis and the NASA G-III flight crew. Video of OMG Principal Investigator Josh Willis aboard NASA’s Gulfstream-III collecting data with the GLISTIN-A instrument over the eastern coast of Greenland on Thursday, March 24. See the corresponding post on the NASA Earth Expeditions blog.

Image of the eastern coast of Greenland.
Image of the eastern coast of Greenland.
Image of the eastern coast of Greenland.
Photos of the eastern coast of Greenland taken from NASA’s Gulfstream-III aircraft as it flew at about 40,000 feet on March 26 with the GLISTIN-A instrument aboard. See the corresponding post on the NASA Earth Expeditions blog.

Image of NASA G-III taking off from Iceland. Photo of NASA’s Gulfstream-III, outfitted with the GLISTIN-A interferometry radar on the bottom of the fuselage, takes off from Keflavik, Iceland on the morning of March 28, 2016, on its way to map Greenland glaciers and land in Thule, Greenland. See the corresponding post on the NASA Earth Expeditions blog.

Image of Greenland detailing the NASA G-III flight plan. Photo of the potential flight path around Greenland for NASA’s Gulfstream-III, outfitted with the GLISTIN-A instrument. See the corresponding post on the Earth Right Now blog.

Image of the NASA G-III flight crew. Video from NASA TV's first episode of the Earth Expeditions program which follows the Oceans Melting Greenland team as they prep for their deployment and then fly over the melting glaciers of Greenland. Then we do some man on the street interviews, preview our next expedition, KORUS-AQ, which will study air quality in South Korea, and learn about NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory.