Strong katabatics on the ice sheet

Strong katabatics on the ice sheet

Weather conditions remain testy, but Coen, Rickard, Adrian and TJ are back on the job! Their biggest challenge is a strong, persistent flow of air from the interior of the ice sheet. These winds occur when air comes in contact with a cold surface cooled by radiation. The team is reporting especially strong winds early in[…]

Flying Drones

Flying drones was one of the main scientific activities we undertook in the field season last summer. We were using them to gather data on the calving front and on the ice surface farther inland, with the objective of tracking small changes in surface elevation caused by hydrological variations at the base of the glacier.[…]

Setting Up Camp

Setting Up Camp

Hello! To give you an insight into the fieldwork process, I’ll be publishing a few extracts on here from the diary I wrote whilst on the Summer 2017 fieldwork season. Here’s the first one about our first day at the tundra site and the travails of setting up camp. Samuel Setting Up Camp Today was[…]

Opportunities to join the RESPONDER team

Opportunities to join the RESPONDER team

We are looking for multiple new team members to join the RESPONDER team in 2018. The first is a research associate in glacier geophysics, who will be responsible for designing and executing experiments with networks of broadband seismometers placed around, and potentially within, boreholes drilled to the base of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The position[…]

Interview with BlueSci

Interview with BlueSci

RESPONDER PhD student Tom Chudley recently spoke to the Cambridge University science magazine, BlueSci, about the 2017 fieldwork season, drones, and the Uummannaq expedition currently showing at the Polar Museum, Cambridge. You can find the article at the end of the link!

RESPONDER on show at the Polar Museum

RESPONDER on show at the Polar Museum

Our research is currently on display at the Polar Museum, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, in the new temporary exhibit: Uummannaq: A Century of Exploration Wednesday 27 September – Friday 22 December 2017 | Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm This exhibition shows photographs taken on an expedition of Swiss explorer and meteorologist Alfred de Quervain[…]