Earth Observation Mission News
NASA renews focus on Earth’s frozen regions
26 March 2018
In 2018, NASA will intensify its focus on one of the most critical but remote parts of our changing planet with the launch of two new satellite missions and an array of airborne campaigns.
The space agency is launching these missions at a time when decades of observations from the ground, air and space have revealed signs of change in Earth's ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, snow cover and permafrost. Collectively, scientists call these frozen regions of our planet the "cryosphere."
Image credit: NASA - Cryosphere, The Frozen Earth