The first GEUS (Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland) published article: “Observed melt-season snowpack evolution on the Greenland ice sheet“ regarding the 2012 extreme melt season, is now available online! In this small study, scientists are analyzing and interpreting “Snow Processes in the Lower Accumulation Zone” during the 2012 field campaign in Greenland.  Authors are Charalampos (Babis) Charalampidis and Dirk… Read More

After a week of storm days, work, and flight delays, we had a free day that we spent exploring Dye-2. It was fascinating for all to see back into time. The latest date I found was June 1988.… Read More

by Achim Heilig The elevation at KAN-U is the is the lowest of all the sites we visited on the ice sheet at 1840 m asl (6037 ft asl),  which consequently experiences the largest amount of melt.  The ~3-hour, 65km (40 mi) traverse to KAN_U was a relatively smooth journey.  Due to strong katabatic winds that morning, we… Read More

As the FirnCover 2015 project comes to a close, our climate scientists successfully completed the largest network of firn compaction instruments ever deployed, monitoring continuously on the ice sheet.  The FirnCover network now consists of 41 separate instruments installed at 8 stations across Greenland! We look forward to hearing from the researchers about the data… Read More

The ACT-15 team is spending its last few days at Summit Camp where their work is nearly complete.  They are finishing up some core logging where they’ve taken over the sauna room (without the stove running, of course) and using it as a cold-room for logging ice cores — I’m impressed that they actually have a sauna room!… Read More

Email from Mike this evening: We flew up to the EastGrIP site today (EastGrIP is now the official name for the “NEGIS” site). We had perfect weather and the Danish crew there offered us fresh chocolate cake from the oven right when we arrived.  They invited us into their famous “dome” for lunch and conversation. The… Read More

The crew arrived at Crawford Point this morning around 9AM (local time) and got to work while the pilots left to refuel in Ilulissat. Instruments were successfully installed, but not without any hitches. Several hours were spent using aircraft cable – among other methods – attempting to fish out a Kovacs coring drill barrel that got stuck… Read More

Over the last couple of days, our science crew had a chance to shower up, thaw out, dry out equipment and do some much needed laundry after spending the last three weeks on the ice sheet. After gathering supplies and packing up again,  Mike, Max, Shane, and Babis are headed out to Crawford Point this… Read More