What have I come to Greenland for this time?
I’m on my 18th Greenland climate science expedition to fulfill three major goals:
1) to maintain and proliferate a network of time lapse cameras as part of The Extreme Ice Survey;
2) to lead part of a Greenpeace scientific cruise to document predicted Petermann glacier front disintegration;
3) to join a sail boating expedition to study Greenland marine terminating glacier fronts and the associated oceanography.
I’ll be kept busy with numerous sub-projects that include:
photography of numerous glacier outlets to the inland ice sheet, documenting using aerial oblique photography the glaicer changes over time spans of years to decades;
ground measurements to determine the changing reflectivety of the Greenland ice sheet;
investigating the importance of tides in glacier front stability;
obtaining ice sounding radar imagery measurements to determine ice shelf under-side shape and thickness.