National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility

ATM

The Last IceBridge ATM Field Campaign

The ATM has been mapping polar ice since 1993.  The ATM surveys were expanded during 2009-2019 under Operation IceBridge (OIB).  The ATM suite of instruments were augmented and updated during those eleven years, and are ready to fly the next era of science surveys.  Take a look back at some highlights of OIB.

OIB 2019

ATM is on board the NASA P-3 for Operation IceBridge’s Arctic 2019 surveys.

ATM validates ICESat-2 satellite

The ICESat-2 satellite launched on September 15, 2018.  The OIB Antarctic campaign on the NASA DC-8 included several underflights to directly compare ATM airborne lidar with the IS2 satellite lidar measurements.