This summer will be the first when Norwegian scientists team up with our Danish and international partners to drill the first ever ice core into a fast flowing ice stream on Greenland. Through the EastGRIP project we aim to extract a 2500m ice core during the next 4 years, telling the story of climate and ice dynamics of northeast Greenland.
This region of Greenland has the largest ice stream on the ice cap, draining approximately 12% of the total ice loss from the ice sheet. The question we wish to answer is the what is the dynamics of this fast flowing ice stream and what can we expect in the coming centuries. Will it accelerate?
Our outreach project “turspor” is taking form and in the next few months text will be continuously added to our group on UT.no with details of hikes in the Norwegian mountains where you can also learn a little about the science of nature: climate, geology and metereology in particular. For a glimpse of what is coming please check our current posts through DNT:
I sammarbeid med VilVite har vi oprettet ett læringstilbud hvor skoleelever kan møte klimaforskere og høre om livet som forsker og stille spørsmål. Høsten 2014 vil det være 3 slike dager og 22. oktober stiller 2 stipendiater fra Bjerkenessenteret: Ingrid og Algot.