Amendment 22: A.17 IceBridge Research will not be solicited in 2017
IceBridge (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/icebridge/) is a NASA airborne science mission collecting altimetry, radar, and other geophysical observations to monitor and characterize the Earth’s polar sea ice, glaciers, and continental ice sheets. Begun in 2009, the mission’s primary goal is to extend the record of ice altimetry begun by NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) that was in operation 2003-2009. The mission will continue for at least one year past the launch of ICESat-2, currently estimated for late 2018.
IceBridge Research, program element A.17, is intended to support projects that use the IceBridge data archived at http://nsidc.org/data/icebridge/ to understand the mechanisms of change in ice in the polar regions. However, IceBridge Research will not be solicited in ROSES-2017. It is being deferred until no earlier than ROSES 18.
Questions concerning this program element may be directed to Thomas Wagner at email@example.com.