Category Archives: Renske’s posts

Yous ain’t left yet…!

17-20 August 2012 It is Monday evening. I have just said goodbye to my new friends and find myself alone at Ottawa International Airport, waiting for the check-in counter to open in a few hours. My newly-acquired book “Dangerous Passage” … Continue reading

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Screeching in

13-16 August 2012 We are on our way back. The days are filled with servicing weather stations and recovering/replacing more tide gauge moorings, while at night we do more CTD sections. I feel sad realizing that I will have to … Continue reading

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Saturday nights at sea

11/12 August 2012 It is weekend on the Larsen. This is a strange thing to realize, as our weekends don’t look much different from weekdays. We are only here for two and a half weeks and want to get done … Continue reading

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Data collection in Petermann Fjord

10 August 2012 After a short night I woke up this morning for regular breakfast hours between 7 and 8 am. It became clear that we would not be taking measurements in at least the next few hours, so I took … Continue reading

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First sight of the Petermann ice island

9 August Ever since a large piece of the glacier tongue of Petermann Glacier broke off on the 22nd of July (now commonly referred to as ‘the ice island’), we have been anxiously monitoring the movement of this island. The event … Continue reading

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An Arctic hike

9 August 2012 When I woke up this morning, the wind had not settled down. Quite the opposite to be honest: For the first time since we left Thule the boat was significantly moving in other directions than forward. Taking the helicopter … Continue reading

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CTD sections …

7/8 August 2012: Two days of CTD sections. We actually need to work on the weather stations as well: there is a weather station on Cape Baird that needs to be dismantled and relocated to Joe Island on the other side of Nares Strait. Access to a weather … Continue reading

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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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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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