For the first time an international group of scientists will drill a deep ice core into a fast flowing ice stream on Greenland. The international project (eastgrip.org), where the University of Bergen and the Bjerknes Centre is one of the main partners, is lead by the Centre of Ice and Climate at the University of Copenhagen. During the summer of 2016 a team of researchers and students built the base on the ice stream in northeast Greenland, started a comprehensive scientific surface field campaign, and initiated the ice core drilling. The aim of the project is to better understand the dynamics and properties of the fast flowing ice stream. By the time they reach bedrock in the year 2020, the team will have extracted nearly 2700m of Greenland ice giving a 100,000 year old climate archive.
For more info visit the East Greenland Ice Coring Project (EastGRIP) homepage: eastgrip.org
as well as the ERC project ice2ice: ice2ice.eu
Kerim Hestnes Nisancioglu, Department of Earth Sciences og the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen
Jørgen Peder Steffensen, Center for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
Mari Fjalstad Jensen, Department of Earth Sciences og the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen
Sarah Berben, Uni Research
Jason Amundson - University of Alaska
Tane Holm Høisæter - University of Bergen
Frode Ims - University of Bergen
Lars Olaf Haaheim - University of Bergen
Evangeline Sessford, Department of Earth Sciences og the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, University of Bergen
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
The topographic data used in the video are unpublished but courtesy of Ian Howat, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
The MOG mosaic (MODIS) is courtesy of T. Scambos, NSDIC, Bouder, CO. The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
Jamendo - Polar Night by AUDIO4RT