In recent years, the melting ice shelf and global warming headlines continue to remain prominent in the media circuits.
The public and our science community want to know why and what can be done accurately to evaluate the changes and
respond accordingly to the threat. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced ICESat-2 as
the next environmental mission. The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, is
responsible for the implementation of the ICESat-2 Mission.
Douglas D. McLennan,
"Ice, Clouds and Land Elevation (ICESat-2) Mission", Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 782610 (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865200; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.865200