Follow Live: Operation IceBridge Final Flight

Final science flight of the 2016 Antarctic campaign

IceBridge will attempt the final science flight of the 2016 Antarctic campaign today! You can follow along here (tracker).

Watch live video on their Facebook page. Latest live video showed plane’s departure from Punta Arenas.


Using a fleet of research aircraft, NASA’s Operation IceBridge images Earth’s polar ice to better understand connections between polar regions and the global climate system. IceBridge studies annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets. ICEBridge bridges the gap between the ICESat missions.

Previous on Explorersweb:

New ice-free map of Antarctica (with IceBridge data)