RESPONDER Fieldwork Season 2017 #3

The team is back in Uummannaq! Everyone has had a warm shower, the first in a month.

This marks the end of the first field season of RESPONDER. The team has worked well and produced an extensive calving record that spans spatial scales, ranging from numerous small calving events, which last only a few minutes, to single large overturning events in which a sizeable portion of the glacier’s terminus collapses over several hours. We have also recorded the glacier’s response to these events, which is something we don’t know much about at all but intend to figure out.