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Field Study Sheds New Light on Melt Zone

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Five years after a NASA-funded field study returned to to set up camp once again in the melt zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet, a new study adds to the rich findings from this innovative project. We look back on this bold undertaking, which featured helicopters, floating drifters plunging into holes in the ice, and all-night shifts operating a sonic boogie board under endless daylight. Scientist Larry Smith, at the time with UCLA and now with Brown University, takes us back to the challenges on the ice and the important findings made with the hard-won data.

Read more: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2021/what-a-glacial-river-reveals-about-the-greenland-ice-sheet

"Bittersweet Reflection" by Max Cameron Concors [ASCAP], Universal Production Music
"Hypertension" by Andrew Michael Britton [PRS], Universal Production Music
"Frozen Waves" by Matthew Nicholson and Suki Jeanette Finn [PRS], Universal Production Music
"Insights" by Axel Coon and Ralf Goebel [GEMA], Universal Production Music
"A City Asleep" by Timothy Elliott Larcombe and Wayne Anthony Murray [PRS], Universal Production Music

Video credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Scientific Visualization Studio; Additional field footage courtesy UCLA
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Producer
Roberto Molar Candanosa (KBR): Lead Writer
Maria-Jose Vinas Garcia (Telophase): Lead Writer
George Potter (Freelance): Lead Videographer
Saskia Madlener (Freelance, 77th Parallel Productions): Lead Videographer
Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Videographer
Laurence C. Smith (Brown University): Scientist
Vena Chu (UC Santa Barbara): Scientist
Åsa Rennermalm (Rutgers University): Scientist

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