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October 17, 2019
Postcards from a frozen icebreaker – Part 2
Today we explored a very big floe, probably the biggest spatially in the whole region. Could this be our home for the next year? Extensive coverage of what look like frozen over melt ponds. Many measurements of 30-50 cm ice. This is not what we came to the central Arctic to find…
December 21, 2018
Listening to the heartbeat of Alaska
Across Alaska and a sliver of western Canada, 280 seismic stations silently do their jobs. Hidden in dark holes drilled into rock in boreal forest, northern tundra and mountaintops, the instruments wait patiently for the next tremor.
May 30, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Observation, Final Words & Acknowledgements
I realised how lucky I am to have observed the glacier in 1972/73 and to have photographed the glacier extensively then so that I was able to show to others one of the demonstratable effects of climate change.
May 29, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Departure – Sunday 16th April
The weather was still excellent for our final day for departure. I was tempted to stay one day longer but one should not tempt ‘fate’ even if the weather on Monday was going to be good.
May 26, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Winding Up – Saturday 15th April
First excursion in the morning was by Marcos and Olaf to Level II Finger Lower Cairn to measure its position using the Survey GPS. After that they moved to Level I Finger Lower Cairn to repeat the survey activity.
May 25, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Crossing the Glacier and the Mavic Takes Off – Friday 14th April
The plan on Friday was conduct Mavic drone flying from the middle of Level II on the glacier. So at 0945, all five of us set off to point ‘403’.
May 23, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Preparing for Drone Flights – Wednesday, 12th April
Each morning’s activity started with Martin getting up at about 0730 to light the cookers. The ground and glacier were frosted. As soon as we left the tent, the condensation inside the tent also turned to ice which fell onto our sleeping bags and mattresses as we entered the tent again to get items required during the day.
May 22, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Arriving on Ice – Tuesday 11th April
The first of six magical days on the ice…
May 19, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Execution
The team was arriving. Meanwhile snow was falling with it settling down to 500 m above sea level (absl). Had winter started early?
May 17, 2017
Glacier Benito Journal: Prologue–1972 to 2011
A dream turns into an obsession. Finally an obsession is resolved. How did it happen? First post from an expedition to Glacier Benito.