Measuring the flow of water at Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden

Measuring the flow of water at Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden

In northern Greenland, there’s a large region of ice that flows unusually quickly. Only discovered in the 1990s from studying satellite images, this feature is…

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NODC Data Submission 101

NODC Data Submission 101

One of the most important aspects of any project is the requirement to submit data to data repositories such as National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC),…

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Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

The melting of icebergs beneath the ocean’s surface, or submarine melting, occurs continuously as the submerged portion of the iceberg is exposed to relatively warm…

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Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

The Greenland Ice Sheet gains mass in the winter through snowfall and loses mass in the summer through surface melting and icebergs calving off the…

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Dangerous Storms

Dangerous Storms

Tasiilaq, Greenland, Friday, Feb. 6, 1970. 6 p.m. Dead silence falls over Tasiilaq. Daylight is long gone in this village on the southeast coast of…

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Warming waters in a frozen ocean

Warming waters in a frozen ocean

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117763717″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”300″ iframe=”true” /]   The Arctic is the realm of ice. A frozen world of tall snowcapped coastal peaks. Of polar…

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Iceberg Hazards

Iceberg Hazards

The fatal blow was definitely not the first hit. Icebergs plowed over Mooring SF1, again and again, for thirteen months. Every few weeks, SF1’s underwater…

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