Archive for the ‘Science’ Category

Tracking of icebergs

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) Icebergs are like living organisms – they are born at the glacial front, they drift around in the sea and in the end they fall apart and deteriorate.

Turning back

Turning back!   (For norsk versjon se nedenfor)  As the ice concentration is getting severe, our time is running out. We have reached our Northern most point, only 15 nautical miles from the mouth of the Helheim Fjord. Helheim Glacier is the third biggest producer of icebergs from the Greenland ice sheet.

Horizontal currents in the Sermilik Fjord

  (For norsk versjon se nedenfor) Determining currents usually requires long term measurements of the movement of the water masses.

Johan Pettersens Fjord

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) As you are reading this we are about to fill in one of the few last white spots on the map. The Heim Glacier (which is part of the Greenland ice sheet) is running into Johan Petersens Fjord, which again is running into the Sermilik Fjord. Together with Ola M. [...]

Current measurements and whales

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) Conducting current measurements was a apprehensive experience since whales were showing up from nowhere, taking a closer look at us and our equipment.

The scientific work has started

(For norsk versjon se nedenfor) The scientific work has started and we are now conducting oceanographic work off the coast of East Greenland. As the fog enclosed the icbergs the wind died down – perfect weather for oceanography! We used the opportunity to head offshore and carry out the sections most exposed to bad weather.