Project: Operation IceBridge
NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion N43RF is supporting NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne survey of polar ice. IceBridge’s readings of the thickness of sea ice and its snow cover have helped scientists improve forecasts for the summer melt season and have enhanced the understanding of variations in ice thickness distribution from year to year.
Note: This information is provided for general information about current NOAA ship and aircraft projects. Project start and end dates are based on the FY17 Fleet Allocation Plan and are subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect actual ship and aircraft schedules.