Indiana University IT experts will manage critical climate data from two NASA polar missions, again demonstrating IU’s advanced data management and storage solutions for climate scientists.
IU recently received $1.25 million in awards from the NASA Airborne Science Program to provide specialized IT services to two NASA missions, Operation Ice Bridge and Global Hawk. These services will play a crucial role in the collection of data about earth’s changing polar ice sheets and glaciers. In particular, IU’s support will help scientists improve models of the physical interactions of glaciers, sea ice and ice sheets at both poles.
“NASA and its partners are working to research and solve problems of global significance. By providing high-quality data management, our team lets them focus on the science – the buildup and breakdown of polar ice and snow,” said Rich Knepper, manager of the campus bridging and research infrastructure team within Research Technologies Systems, part of IU’s Pervasive Technology Institute. “It’s an amazing feeling to know our IU technology and expertise is facilitating such a critical area of research.”