Posts attached with hashtag: #icebridge
Won’t be spelunking into this cave. Avalanches which slid over 6 months ago still create a snow-bridge and block my passage in September. Notice the broken-off cliff shards on the debris pile over my head.
This used to be my playground… Last year, I would hike through this forest to the hidden waterfall, at the back of the campground I managed, almost every day. Three different avalanches crushed through the valley this winter. The forest has been transformed into toothpicks, the cliffs at the entry of the waterfall basin have been blasted away, and the waterfall is inaccessible due to a 30-foot wall of snow and debris. In awe of the power of sliding snow.
Guest grammer Linette Boisvert here: this is Arctic sea ice as seen during an IceBridge campaign just a few days before the sea ice minimum. Those blue dots on the sea ice are melt ponds. The snowpack on top of the sea ice melts in the summer and pools in these little ponds all over the ice #agu100 @guestgrammer #seaice #icebridge
Guest Grammer Linette here. I often like to go for a run around different parts of Thule after a science flight and I get to see lots of local wild life like these Arctic foxes (aka Archie’s) and musk ox. #guestgrammer #agu100 #icebridge #greenland
Linette Boisvert from NASA’s Operation IceBridge here: flew by this glacier terminating into the ocean on our science mission today. What do you think is causing this weird semi-circular calving? #guestgrammer #agu100 #icebridge #nasa @cryobabe85
Linette Boisvert reporting: today NASA’s IceBridge flew parts of north Greenland’s glaciers. This one, Nordenskiold, terminates in Baffin Bay along an ICESat-2 ground track. We use our lasers ATM onboard to help validate the ICESat-2 satellite 🛰 #guestgrammer #agu100 #icebridge #icesat2 #nasa
Linette Boisvert here: Hey guess what?! I’m still AGU’s guest instagrammer. Meet the Arctic 2019 Summer IceBridge team in Thule. We are comprised of 3 G-V pilots, 2 G-V mechanics, 2 ATM (laser) operators, 2 snow radar operators, 1 GPS ground station operator, 1 mission manager, 1 flight navigator and me, the Deputy Project Scientist #guestgrammer #agu100 #icebridge #nasa
Linette Boisvert here: this is Jakobshavn Glacier. It is one of the glaciers that IceBridge has been flying since 2009. This glacier is of particular importance because it has been rapidly losing ice into the ocean and retreating. In fact between 1972-2018 this glacier has lost 327 Gt of ice causing 0.9 mm of global sea level rise!! #guestgrammer #agu100 #icebridge