NASA has a wide variety of Antarctic based science initiatves and a numbe rof NASA sicenitsts have active research interests in Antacitca. Interested readers are reffred to the to use their internal web search engines to locate projects of interest.
The cryosphere is the component of the Earth System that contains water in its frozen state. This includes glaciers, snow, lake ice, sea ice, ice caps, ice sheets and permafrost. While these elements of the cryosphere exist at many locations on Earth, they are in greatest abundance in the polar regions. The mission of the Cryospheric Sciences Branch (CSB) is to increase our understanding of the ice cover and its connection to the rest of the climate systems.