National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Wallops Flight Facility


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.