This video was created from time lapse pictures taken at one minute interval in an ice cave, melted during fieldwork at the Svartisen subglacial laboratory. The camera was placed on the bedrock below 200 metres of ice. The video shows the cavity closing due to the pressure created by the overlying glacier. One can also see the cable of the lamp being pinched by the ice, which made the camera to move. After removal of the ice, we found out that the cable was well flattened.
The video is blur because the focus of the camera was not set up properly.
Location : Engabreen, Svartisen ice cap, NORWAY
Date : 23/03/2012 - 24/03/2012, from 07:51 PM to 11:32 AM
Experiment set up by a team of SVALI researchers (http://www.ncoe-svali.org/) coming from the University of Oslo (NO), the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NO) and the Centre for Ice and Climate (DK).
- Blog written during fieldwork: http://sciencenordic.com/content/sub-glacial-blog
- Description of the Svartisen subglacial laboratory: http://www.nve.no/en/Water/Hydrology/Glaciers/Svartisen-subglacial-observatory/