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The Ice at the End of the World

Jon Gertner has just published “The Ice at the End of the World”, a summary of Greenland Ice Cap research, and the possible impact of current ice loss on our future. Over the last 26 years, the NASA ATM at Wallops Island VA has supported NASA’s Arctic Ice Mapping and Operation IceBridge by designing, building, and operating cutting-edge airborne remote sensing instruments in polar regions.  NASA scientists and several past and current ATM team members are prominently featured in the book, including John Sonntag and Dr Robert Thomas, as well as Gertner’s first-hand account of a NASA Operation IceBridge mission. This is an excellent, very readable portrayal of the history of the research of the Greenland Ice Cap.