Monthly Archives: November 2016

Build an Igloo : Check

Weather delayed we spent another day in our camp on the ice. While waiting for our flights back to Scott Base, we found some non-sciency experiments that kept us busy . What would you do if you could spend a … Continue reading

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Rest Day

Our Twin Otter flight back to Scott Base was cancelled in the early morning. Since the science part is done, we enjoyed a sleep in until lunchtime. As the sun came out from behind the clouds it became quite toasty … Continue reading

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The moment of truth

We left our instruments set up to the last moment on the glacier to record as long as possible. After 13 hours of collecting the 10 field stations we are now back at camp. Tonight we can finally find out … Continue reading

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Zero Impact

Antarctica embodies the last pure wilderness on Earth. Since the early polar explorers, it has been the stage of many endeavours and a place where heroes were born. But Antarctica is also a pristine and sensible environment full of natural … Continue reading

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Radar Marathon 2 : the melt down

Today we started re-measuring ice thickness at the locations we have already surveyed. We are looking for changes because of the melting from the bottom of the glacier. While melting sometimes occurs at the surface, floating Antarctic glaciers mostly melt … Continue reading

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Sea level rise

Understanding behaviour of the Antarctic Ice Sheet allows us to better estimate the rate of sea level rise. Current global sea level is rising 3-4mm annually and is set to increase by the end of the century. This increases the … Continue reading

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Gaining Elevation

Today we were working up stream of the grounding line. From here we could overlook the Darwin Glacier and enjoy the views of this remote part of our planet. This spectacular scenery reminded us about the privilege of conducting research … Continue reading

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