The fragile fringe of West Antarctica

Expedition to a crumbling Antarctic ice shelfBy Ted Scambos / NSIDC[wpcol_1half id=”” class=”” style=””]November 4, 2011: With preparations in place, I asked if I could tag along with a NASA group here working on Operation IceBridge, an airborne mapping and measurement program intended to bridge the gap between the ICESat satellite (a laser-ranging mission that…