Category Archives: Group News

Mooring day!

6 August Today is mooring day! My function on board has officially been changed from scientist to full-time photographer for the day. We want as many photos as we can get from the equipment as it comes out of the … Continue reading

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Nares Strait from the air, and the first CTD section

5 August 2012 Today started with a nice surprise! During the eight-o-clock science meeting after breakfast the chief officer popped in to say that the helicopter would fly out for an ice survey and that it could take two extra … Continue reading

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Science going well!

Life at sea involves long days and there’s not always time for writing blog posts.  You can keep up with the science developments onboard the Larsen in the meantime via our collaborator Andreas’ Muenchow’s blog at IcySeas.org.  With several ocean … Continue reading

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Preparations for the science ahead

4 August 2012 We have been sailing for two days now. On the east of us, on the Greenland side, we pass Humboldt glacier, Greenland’s largest glacier that runs into the ocean. The occasional ice berg has gradually changed into a field … Continue reading

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Excitement on joining the ship

3 August 2012 After the first day of delay the journey has proceeded smoothly. As we went further north the warm summer was slowly replaced by first fog and cold at the stopover in Iqaluit (aptly summarized by Andreas’s summer … Continue reading

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The challenge of getting to the Arctic

1 August 2012 The official plan for today: 4.45 am: take a taxi to the airport; 5.00 am: check in at the airport charter hangar; 6.00 am: take off to Thule (Greenland) via Iqaluit (Nunavut, Canada). The real sequence of … Continue reading

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Petermann ice island nears fjord mouth

The ice island that calved from Petermann Glacier’s floating ice shelf two weeks ago received a push from easterly winds this weekend and is nearing the mouth of the fjord.  Once out in Nares Strait it may well prevent access … Continue reading

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Peter and Renske will both be posting about their experiences here.

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