Monday, June 11, 2012

U.S. and Iceland partner in glacier research

I visited a NASA aircraft and its crew of scientists who are in Iceland to conduct glacier research. They are mapping two glaciers and learning about the dynamics of glacier movements. The research is a partnership that involves NASA, the California Institute of Technology, and the University of Iceland. NASA’s involvement with Iceland goes back to the time when we were preparing to send the first mission to the moon and over the years it has expanded to include many areas including climate change research. The current crew is looking to return in the winter.