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Science on the Shore February Speaker Event-February 23, 2010 NASA Visitor Center 6:30 p.m.

February 3, 2010

2009 Operation ICE Bridge Early in the 20th century, a succession of adventurers and scientists pioneered the exploration of Antarctica. A century later, they're still at it, and it’s called Operation Ice Bridge. This mission is a six-year campaign of annual flights to each of Earth's Polar Regions and is the largest airborne survey of Earth's polar ice ever flown. It will yield an unprecedented three-dimensional view of Arctic and Antarctic ice sheets, ice shelves and sea ice while studying changes in sea level.

NASA invites you to listen to Nordberg Award Winner, William B. Krabill, as he speaks about this mission and how an airborne laser, the Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM), developed locally at Wallops Flight Facility will be used to help track global warming, sea level rise, and climate change for years to come.

This Science on the Shore event will be held at the NASA Visitor Center on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:30 pm.