Greenland Caves Project@greenland_caves

Using cave-based deposits in Greenland for the first time to improve understanding of past climate change @uniinnsbruck

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Greenland Caves Project

The sight (and sound) of a giant piece of ice floating on the surface of the water is enough to make you stop and take a deep breath of fresh-cold-air. They are mesmerising! They are majestic! They are beautiful! Pictured here are a collection of photographs of various icebergs we encountered during the EAGRE18 expedition last summer. Photos by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) #geography #geology #climatechange #expedition #exploration #EAGRE18  #science #research #womeninscience @uniinnsbruck @uibk.climate @greenland_caves @petzl_official


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Relief for Gina as the end is in sight and she can see the floor of her office again! All of these metal boxes will sit at Centrum Sø in the northeast corner of Greenland for a week before we arrive in the Twin Otter. @uniinnsbruck @hiltiaustria @petzl_official @expeditionfoods #GreenlandCaves #expedition #science #scientist #climatescience #STEM #womeninscience #FWF


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Thank-you very much to the Captain Scott Society for inviting Gina to speak about the #EAGRE18 expedition at the AGM. Thank-you once again for the 2018 ‘Spirit of Adventure Award’. This photo shows the Captain Scott Memorial in Cardiff with Scott himself at the front heading south, the iconic hole in the ice and the sails of Terra Nova ship behind. #science #research #womeninpolarscience #polarwomen #climate #greenlandcaves #greenland #caves #expedition #exploration #CaptainScottSociety


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We are delighted to be sponsored by @petzl_official again for our summers expedition. From it’s very beginnings, Petzl has been the leading company in manufacturing caving equipment and 50 odd years later it’s still no. 1! 👍Merci Petzl! 🙏 @uniinnsbruck @petzl_official #GreenlandCaves #expedition #science #scientist #climatescience #STEM #womeninscience #Petzl #Petzlgram


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Almost everything in this office has to go up to the northeast corner of Greenland! Gina is currently packing all the metal shipping boxes in preparation for the departure of the pallet next week. @uniinnsbruck @hiltiaustria @expeditionfoods #GreenlandCaves #expedition #science #scientist #climatescience #STEM #womeninscience #womeninscience


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Approaching Constable Point on the East coast of Greenland above giant rivers meandering around giant sand banks. Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) #geography #geology #climatechange #expedition #exploration #EAGRE18  #science #research #womeninscience @uniinnsbruck @uibk.climate @greenland_caves @petzl_official


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There are so many things to do when preparing for an expedition to one of the remotest corners of our planet. Today’s task is to add skirts to all the tents because with the frozen ground we cannot use conventional tent pegs. Instead we will be weighing down the tents with rocks on the skirts. #GreenlandCaves #expedition #science #scientist #climatescience #sewing #STEM #womeninscience #womeninscience @uniinnsbruck


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In preparation for our upcoming @greenland_caves expedition to NE Greenland, we needed to test our drilling gear. We decided to combine the test with taking a genuine cave sample for a project that Gina is working on with Professor John Gunn (Uni. Bham). The test went well and we retrieved the core sample! @uniinnsbruck @unibirmingham @hiltiaustria


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Huge thanks to @hiltiaustria for being so supportive and so generous. We are now well equipped with the best power tools we need for our forthcoming expedition to the caves in NE Greenland. #Hilti #HiltiAustria #HiltiInnsbruck #HiltiTools #TE7C #TE2A22 #TE6A36


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Aerial view of the southern end of Carlsberg Fjord leading into Liverpool Land on the east coast of Greenland. This photograph was taken on the way back to Constable Point at the end of the EAGRE18 expedition. Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) #geography #geology #climatechange #expedition #exploration #EAGRE18  #science #research #womeninscience @uniinnsbruck @uibk.climate @greenland_caves @petzl_official


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This photo of Vandredalen in Northeast Greenland was taken earlier last week. This is where our expedition began in 2015, and where we will go back to this year. The snow cover seems really low this year, which we can also see on the satellite images.

#greenland #arctic #climatechange #science #research

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Look closer. You won’t see this majestic view anywhere else. 😲

After a decade of mapping Earth’s most remote polar landscapes, our Operation IceBridge enters its final year. Using a fleet of research aircraft, the mission studies annual changes in thickness of sea ice, glaciers and ice sheets to better understand connections between polar regions and the global climate system.

Now, it will hand the torch over to one of our newest satellite missions, the Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2, also known as ICESat-2. From space, ICESat-2 will use take precise measurements of elevation that allows scientists to see where ice is flowing, melting or growing, and to investigate the global impacts of these changes.

Photo Credit: NASA

#NASA #Views #IceIceBaby #ColdAsIce


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EAGRE18 expedition members Gina and Chris test out the modified bivvy shelter on the Wegener Halvø peninsula, whilst looking out for approaching animals like Muskox and Ice Bears. Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) #geography #geology #climatechange #expedition #exploration #EAGRE18  #science #research #womeninscience @uniinnsbruck @uibk.climate @greenland_caves @petzl_official


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